I need to migrate about 5gb+ of email from the local folders in Thunderbird to IMAP in Thunderbird. There are a lot of folders and a lot of subfolders, and migrating them "manually" has really been a pain in the ass. I've got about a third of the folders over, but I'd love to hear a better solution that will actually keep the folder structure in place correctly, not randomly. Perhaps there's an add-on for this? Cheers.
posted by gman
on May 25, 2012 -
Gmail just asked me if I wanted to import all my mail from another email account of mine. How can I figure out if I've ever told Gmail I own this account? Or is this just google being creepy as hell again? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Feb 28, 2012 -
I am using IMAP to forward GMail to Apple Mail, but outgoing messages keep landing in a folder called [Imap]/Drafts instead of sending. Why? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Jul 8, 2011 -
I would like to have a local mbox or Maildir backup of an IMAP account. I've investigated offlineimap, getmail and imapsync, but none seem quite right. Am I missing something? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by caek
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I newly purchased an iPhone4 on Vodafone in the UK. Gmail email seems to work beautifully, in a "push" fashion. Yahoo email ( a non paid account on yahoo.com) just does not seem to do it in "push" fashion. Email is erratic. This is despite resetting "all settings" and re installing account.
Any solutions guys?
Does anyone know the yahoo IMAP settings, as I am told that solves the problem?
posted by gasrush
on Aug 8, 2010 -
What's the best service to have a bunch of users sign up for email accounts? I'll be teaching an intro to computers (Macs) class, and I'm sure people will want to use email. So, for people who don't already have an email address, I'll go through registering for an email account. But I really want to show them Mail.app so the service should have excellent IMAP support. [more inside]
posted by RandyWalker
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I am looking for an email hosting provider that support IMAP, SSL, and webmail access. I have four (4) domains and each of them has two (2) email accounts associated with them. Some of the features I am looking for are as follows ...
posted by DerekTheGeek
on Jun 8, 2010 -
- SSL access (with properly signed certificate; i.e. no self signed)
- WebMail access
- IMAP IDLE (i.e. Push Email)
- Mobile friendly access
- Use my own domains
Looking for advice on email hosting solutions that can accommodate lots of old email. [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Jun 1, 2009 -
After reading this
AskMe, I decided to use Mac's Mail program to keep copies of my messages on my gmail account on my computer. However, I wanted to use the "IMAP" option to keep copies of all my mail both on the web, in gmail, and on my computer, in Mac Mail. Instead, something else happened and now I'm in trouble. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on May 18, 2009 -
If I make changes using a command-line utility to an mbox file that is the local cache of an IMAP account, how can I get those changes uploaded to the server? (Mac OS X 10.4, Mail.app, Perl script.) [more inside]
posted by DLWM
on Apr 16, 2009 -
Where did my email go? Mail.app has lost an important email message that is stuck somewhere in between sending on my end and receiving on the receiver's end. How can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by pised
on Feb 6, 2009 -
How do I move around 2000 messages from Apple's Mail.app (10.4) to a Google Apps (Premier) GMail account quickly and efficiently? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jan 18, 2009 -
I have an IMAP email folder with about 10,000 messages. Each of the messages has a .jpg image attached. I want to save all of those images into a folder on my hard drive. Any ideas on the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Email Filter: Why aren't I using POP instead of IMAP? Which do you use and why? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Nov 1, 2008 -
At my work, multiple users access a single IMAP account via webmail. Is there any way I can configure my Mail.app so I can use this account without altering the mailbox on the server? I'd like to delete and move messages about on Mail while leaving the emails as they are for everyone else. Thanks!
posted by einekleine
on Oct 12, 2008 -
My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Aug 28, 2008 -
I like to think of myself as somewhat of a power user when it comes to mail servers, SSH, Gmail, and Outlook, but this one has me stumped! I use Outlook for both work and personal e-mail, but while on the network at work our ports are pretty locked down. How might I access my Gmail account via IMAP in Outlook while on a locked-down network? Ports 25, 110, 143, 587, 993, etc., are all blocked.
In order to access personal e-mail, I connect via SSH (PuTTY) to my DreamHost mail server and tunnel POP/SMTP (ports 110 and 25) traffic over that SSH session. Is there any way I could use that SSH connection to tunnel to Gmail's servers for IMAP access as well? If not using that tunnel, is there another way?
I can access Gmail through a web browser, but my objective is to be able to collect all my e-mail in Outlook as well. Thanks!
posted by izicwe
on Aug 7, 2008 -
Escabechette has years of old e-mail stored on an old school account that's soon going to close. We want to move all this e-mail to her gmail account. Apparently this is now easy because "GMail supports IMAP." But I haven't succeeded in finding instructions (on AskMeFi or elsewhere) which are suitable for someone, like me, who doesn't know what the word "IMAP" means. Is this really easy? And can you explain to this naif how to do it? [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on Jul 19, 2008 -
Why do messages keep showing up as new / undeleted in my IMAP Thunderbird e-mail? [more inside]
posted by one_bean
on May 13, 2008 -
I'm curious how people deal w. their old email. (esp those using Outlook and IMAP, but others, too...)
posted by ManInSuit
on Apr 3, 2008 -
I want my email messages to be in the same state (read, deleted, filed, sent) on three different Macintoshes. Will iSync do what I want? Is there another solution to the chaos? [more inside]
posted by Capri
on Feb 3, 2008 -
Two questions regarding the use of Outlook 2007 and Gmail's IMAP. Here are the questions; detailed explanations inside.
-I use Gmail to pull mail and send from two other e-mail accounts. Is there a way to set Outlook up to do the same?
-When I open Outlook, it creates a label called "Junk E-mail" in Gmail. Is there a way to stop this? [more inside]
posted by phaded
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Help me use email in a multi-user environment. IMAP is great, but not for more than one user at a time. [more inside]
posted by al_fresco
on Dec 10, 2007 -
My work's firewall recently began blocking outbound traffic that isn't on ports 22, 80, and 443, and I'd like to use my home router (running openwrt) to proxy my personal IMAP email so I can read it from work. [more inside]
posted by whir
on Nov 5, 2007 -
I manage a small network of users, and currently we are using Google Apps for our domain, and getting mail via POP. I'd very much like to fake IMAP access to Google by creating an intermediary/shadow account (either on our web host, or on our local Apple XServe running OS X 10.4 Server) and configuring it like so:
1. Set Google address to forward automatically to shadow account.
2. Set desktops to check mail through shadow account, but send email through Google's SMTP servers, to keep conversations in tact. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl
on Sep 3, 2007 -
How can I aggregate (scrape) email from many different POP/IMAP/web-based accounts to a single server? [more inside]
posted by merkuron
on Jul 9, 2007 -
What is the easiest way to automatically archive IMAP emails (incoming and outgoing) from multiple user accounts? Gmail doesn't handle IMAP and I don't have access to our school's server. We need a central location to archive our research projects emails. Mac, PC, or web method okay.
posted by philrj
on Jul 8, 2007 -
I want to run a mail server on my computer so that I can feed email from different POP accounts into an IMAP account. The weird part is I don't care to access by IMAP over the web, but I do want to POP it into GMail. Confused? Me too. [more inside]
posted by BigSky
on Jun 28, 2007 -
I've been using Outlook for years, but I'm looking for a better solution to manage my email accounts and massive archive of messages. [more inside]
posted by justkevin
on Apr 11, 2007 -
Webmail IMAP client: like SquirrelMail, but smaller, for a mobile phone?
My new phone (S/E w810i) does "email", in the sense that it can talk to a small range of pre-selected partners like Yahoo or AOL. I'm looking for a web-based IMAP client that I can use to access my own IMAP server. It should be something along the lines of MIR
, but that allows writing mail as well as reading it. I like SquirrelMail a lot, but it doesn't have a non-framed, minimal view.
posted by migurski
on Mar 19, 2007 -
UW IMAP stores inboxes in /var/spool/mail/[username]. When I delete mail from my inbox (using Apple Mail), a copy of the message is left behind in that file, and it gets huge, even though it appears to have actually been removed from my inbox. Is there any way to prevent this happening, or at least to compact it?
posted by cillit bang
on Jan 12, 2007 -
We're making the switch from POP mail to hosted Exchange mail, and it isn't as much fun as it should be. [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine
on Dec 29, 2006 -
I'm looking for a cheap (free?) web site that will let me set up mail rules for an IMAP account on a different server. [more inside]
posted by davereed
on Nov 2, 2006 -
Is there a perl/shellscripted way to automatically check a pop3 account and copy new messages directly into a specified IMAP folder? I've already set up a "forwarding rule" that sort of does this, but if there's a more direct way to accomplish it, that would be cool...
posted by idontlikewords
on Oct 31, 2006 -
I had the extraordinary privilege of being on Fastmail.fm's
server3 when it conked out for a three-day outage
, beginning on August 31st:-( I am now searching for a new IMAP provider and have found two - Tuffmail.com
, and Pobox.com
, that come highly recommended from users on this
discussion board - but of course, I also want the opinion of the hive mind:-) Does anyone here use them or
another IMAP provider that you would recommend? How have they treated you, in terms of reliability, customer service, value, etc? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Sep 6, 2006 -