[sylpheed:35074] HELP! I need to use IMAP!

Craig freecycle01 at pisquared.net
Thu Jan 19 14:07:53 JST 2012

My company decided to drop the POP3 server they have been using for the
nearly 10 years that I have been there and switch to Microsoft Exchange,
which can be accessed only with IMAP. I liked POP3, it worked well for me.
Sylpheed on Linux has been wonderful; here at home I have used it for
something like 12 years. At work, I currently have more than 5800 emails
in 179 directories, for 1.6 gigabytes of email. I didn't want to have to
change, but change I must.

I really need to get Sylpheed running again; the only thing I have to use
right now is Outlook Web App -- OWA (ick, wretch, patooey!).

Sylpheed, of course, is not supported by my company, but they do give
setup instructions for Thunderbird on Linux:

At the Mail Account Setup window, verify or enter the following:
        a. Your name: E.g. Smith, John
        b. Email address: E.g. john.smith at company.com
        c. Password: <password>
        d. Check Remember password (optional)
        e. Username: <username>
        f. Incoming
              i. mymail.company.com
              ii. IMAP
              iii. Port: 993
              iv. SSL: SSL/TLS
              v. Authentication: Normal password
        g. Outgoing
              i. mail.company.com
              ii. SMTP
              iii. Port: 25
              iv. SSL: None
              v. Authentication: No Authentication

I can get the outgoing email working just fine; I sent an email to myself
from sylpheed and it showed up on OWA.

I am having problems, however, with the incoming email.

I think the SSL/TLS setting is the problem. I cannot find a button or a
pull-down to set SSL/TLS. I did see something about it in my accountrc
once I had set up an IMAP account, but that seemed to have no effect.

What I want to do is make IMAP behave like POP3: I want to download my
email from the server onto my computer in MH format and two days later
when I check email, have the mail deleted from the server. I don't want
any mirroring of directories or long-term storing mail on the server. (I
currently back up my Sylpheed email structure on 4 different disks on 3
different computers in 2 different buildings a couple of miles apart and
can really take care of my email myself, thank you.)

Can anyone help me set this up?



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