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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imapsync/imapsync is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where ImapSync has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-15.
  • - Can I import gmail account without labels? | 2021-04-22
    Use imapsync
  • Copy emails and folders from one account to another
  • What happens when I run IMAP migration twice?
    Take a look at IMAPSync We used it very successfully for about 5,000 mailboxes. You can run and rerun without danger and the logs are super detailed.
  • yahoo answers is shutting down
    All the other ideas are good, but you could copy your gmail straight to an on-site mailserver (even if it doesn't handle any mail, just have it there formatted) using and then if your gmail got kicked, just sync the mailbox to somewhere else or set up your own mailserver (biased but prefer the latter)
  • How to migrate imap emails to exchange?
  • fetch pop3 email and deliver to remote imap? | 2021-03-05
    Gmail and Outlook both support IMAP as well IIRC, so you could use ImapSync
  • How Can I Export Fastmail Email To Gmail | 2021-02-15
  • Is there a way to have archived emails on a local server?
    You can run a local IMAP server, and back your email to it, with imapsync. I use it to backup my Gmail accounts.
  • Am i being a hoarder for migrating 85.000 emails instead of getting rid of old ones?
    Not sure from where to where you are copying, but imapsync cli might be something of interest:
  • Take ownership of domain and migrate to different provider? | 2021-01-04
    Have a look at imapsync:
  • IMAP Migration to G Suite | 2020-12-22
    I'd seriously recommend using imapsync - Sending some money to the developer will help with development, there is a goldmine of information in the FAQs section on xxx -> gmail. Good luck! FWIW I just moved a couple thousand off Gmail using the tool :) worked wonderful.