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IMAPsync is a command-line tool used for email migration and synchronization purposes. It allows users to transfer or sync email messages between different IMAP servers. Developed in Perl, it is widely used and supported across various operating systems.

IMAPsync provides an efficient and reliable method to transfer email data while preserving email status, such as read/unread flags, folder structures, and timestamps. It supports both one-way and two-way synchronizations, depending on the desired outcome of the migration.

The tool utilizes the IMAP protocol, making it compatible with most IMAP servers. It doesn't require direct server access and can be run remotely, as long as the necessary credentials and server details are provided.

IMAPsync supports advanced features like incremental sync, which allows you to update and synchronize only the newly arrived messages between source and destination servers. This minimizes data transfer and speeds up the synchronization process.

It also offers various options to handle specific scenarios, such as preserving flags, deleting messages from the source after sync, filtering by dates or message size, and excluding certain folders.

IMAPsync provides comprehensive logging and reporting, allowing you to monitor the progress of the migration and troubleshoot any potential issues. These logs can be saved for future reference.

Being a command-line tool, IMAPsync can be easily integrated into scripts or automated workflows, making it suitable for bulk migrations or continuous synchronization tasks.

The tool is open-source and has an active community that provides support and regular updates. It can be installed using package managers on various Linux distributions or directly from its source repository.

IMAPsync is a versatile and reliable option for both individual users and administrators who need to migrate or sync email data between different IMAP servers.

List of commands for imapsync:

  • imapsync:tldr:f01c6 imapsync: Synchronize IMAP account between host1 and host2.
    $ imapsync --host1 ${host1} --user1 ${user1} --password1 ${secret1} --host2 ${host2} --user2 ${user2} --password2 ${secret2}
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