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 (by imapsync)

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  • Libero mail non funziona: «Fuori uso da domenica sera». Cosa sta succedendo
    2 projects | | 24 Jan 2023
  • issues with the Google migration tool.
    2 projects | | 9 Jan 2023
    When I did my last migration I used
  • Backing up mails with MailPlus Server (MPS)
    2 projects | | 7 Jan 2023
    I would consider using Mail Server (not plus) instead. Set up an account for each of the users, then use IMAPSYNC ( to backup mail from the original server to the Synology.
  • Ask HN: Do You Host Your Own Email?
    4 projects | | 24 Dec 2022
  • merging mbox files from google takeout
    2 projects | | 15 Dec 2022
    I don't discouraging to write your own app to do that, but there is imapsync that can sync two IMAP servers (one|two ways), so basically if you would setup simple local IMAP server, you can sync mail one way to local IMAP using imapsync and connect to it anytime you want using any email client with convenience of any email client that will sort, search...
  • Selfhosted email client
    2 projects | | 13 Dec 2022
    If this isn't performante enough you have to setup some things. IMAP Server And Imapsync
  • Need an alternative for MDaemon, due to OAUTH
    2 projects | | 22 Nov 2022
    Use imapsync
  • The easiest way to fetch mail and serve it with IMAP on my LAN?
    3 projects | | 8 Nov 2022
    One more option is imapsync
  • Software I’m Thankful For
    16 projects | | 23 Sep 2022
    Imapsync has been the one for me:

    There is a docker container thats super easy to use. It's worked flawlessly for me the two times I've needed it. Each time I use it I donate because it's clearly a great bit of code.

  • Self-hosted email is the hardest it's ever been, but also the easiest
    8 projects | | 4 Sep 2022
    I'm surprised no-one in the comments has mentioned MailInABox [0].

    On recommendations here, I switched to it 2 or 3 months ago from Gmail, after Google announced they were going to start charging for Gmail on custom domains. I'd no previous experience at all with running my own mailservers and had always been put off by how complicated it seemed.

    Even with a non supported configuration setup [running the mailserver for my domain on a separate VPS from the domain itself] MIAB setup was pretty easy. I had it installed and was up and running in no time. I then spent a couple of days setting up the various DMARC MTA-STS policies etc. [most of that time involved looking up what they were and why I needed them!] and [after testing with an unimportant account] migrating the rest of mine and my family's and friends' emails across from Gmail. I was able to import half a dozen accounts from Gmail with about 8GB of emails between them, using ImapSync [1]

    So far [fingers crossed] it's been almost painless. Giving the lie to the commonly held belief that running your own mailservers needs constant hands-on maintenance. My MIAB setup runs quite happily on a $5/month Linode [I checked the IP was not on any blacklists, before I started] and the whole thing has been pretty much 'fire and forget'. MIAB sends me weekly reports on what's been happening. Software updates are a one-liner in the terminal and I've had no trouble whatsoever with Google, Microsoft etc. as regards the mail not getting through.

    If you've always hankered after running your own mailserver but [as I did] thought it was too difficult and required too much 'hands on' tinkering, I heartily recommend you give MIAB a go.

    DISCLAIMER: I run a couple of dozen email addresses on 3 or 4 domains on my MIAB. Probably sending and receiving a few hundred emails a week between them. YMMV if you're a heavier user than this.



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