The easiest way to fetch mail and serve it with IMAP on my LAN?

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  • Dovecot

    Dovecot mail server (by dovecot)

    An IMAP server. I have a strong preference for dovecot for this.

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    Docker image sources for Dovecot (by dovecot)

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  • ImapSync

    Imapsync is an IMAP transfers tool. The purpose of imapsync is to migrate IMAP accounts or to backup IMAP accounts. IMAP is one of the three current standard protocols to access mailboxes, the two others are POP3 and HTTP with webmails, webmails are often tied to an IMAP server. Upstream website is

    One more option is imapsync

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