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MailGate Support Issues

Q. How do I set up an IMAP proxy?
A. If you wish to set up a client machine to collect from an IMAP server, you can do this as follows:

In MailGate...
  1. Click on Edit | New | Custom proxy.
  2. Give the proxy a Title (e.g. 'IMAP proxy').
  3. Set the 'This proxy listens on port' field to '143'.
  4. Set the drop-down menu to 'Stream Connections'.
  5. Set the 'Valid requests are passed to' field to the name of the remote IMAP server, and the 'on port' field to '143'.
  6. Click OK.
  7. To initialize the new proxy, stop the MailGate service by clicking on the red traffic light icon, and restart by clicking on the green traffic light icon.
In your e-mail client...
  1. Set the IMAP server as the IP address of MailGate.
  2. Set the account name and password to the IMAP account you wish to collect from.
When you send/receive from the e-mail client, it should access the account via the IMAP proxy.

NOTE: If you're accessing IMAP over SSL, replace the port number '143' with '993'.


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