Convert all POP3-accounts into IMAP-accounts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lifeform, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. lifeform macrumors member

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    I have around 10 different e-mail addresses that I check in Apple mail.

    All are POP3-configured, but now I want to change ALL of those account types to IMAP. On exactly the same server.

    Is this possible in any way...? By editing some config files or anything...?

    I just came back to Mac after a long period away, having just discovered the geniality of IMAP-mail.

    Excellent if you can help me out.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The mail server has to support IMAP. If it doesn't there is nothing you can do.
     
  3. lifeform thread starter macrumors member

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    It does, and with exactly the same name on the server. I.e. mail.mydomain.com - its the same for POP3 and IMAP.

    100% support here. I just want to know if its possible to edit the config files for Mail and change the Mail account type from POP to IMAP...?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Assuming you know correct keys to change in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist then I suppose so. I suspect changing them in the app preferences will be faster though...
     
  5. lifeform thread starter macrumors member

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    Gonna check that... The option for picking mail account type is greyed out in Apple Mail. Newest version...
     

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