Annoying things about IMAP and MacOS and iOS


Well somehow things just keeping getting more annoying, but here are the gotchas if you have your own generic IMAP account:

  1. MacOS seems to get confused about the default account. And you get this strange, cannot move message to (null) message. What this means is that you need to go to Mail/Preferences/Accounts and look into your account and then in the Mailbox Behaviors and click on Drafts, Sent and Junk and Trash and select the server side folders typically INBOX/
  2. iOS has the same issue, the defaults are not set, so after you sign on you need to go to the Settings/MailAccounts/ and pick the new IMAP account/Advanced and set all the Mailbox behaviors to use the server side.

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