Exim - store a copy of sent meail in remote "Sent" folder using SMTP

saadsaidi

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Dear cPanel community,

I have a VPS WHM 11.30.5 Build 6 on CENTOS 5.7 i686 with EXIM as email exchanger

The emails are working fine, but I'm facing problems storing a copy of sent emails on the server (.Sent) folder.

When sending via a smartphones and tablet pc via IMAP, every thing is working fine. but when sending from email client such as Thunderbird, mail.app outlook using SMTP no copy of the email is stored in the remote folder, thus the smart phones and tablets are not synchronized.

if there is a possibility to help in providing a tweak for EXIM of which we can store a copy in remote Sent folder after email being sent to the designated recipient.

Thank you in advance,
 

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You might check your mail client for an option to "Leave a copy of messages on the server" in Outlook for example you'll find this option on the Advanced tab in email settings. In Mac Mail you'll find a similar setting under the Mailbox Behaviors tab in email account settings.

This isn't a cPanel issue though really, its more of a Mail Client configuration issue.
 

TheJackall

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Hi saadsaidi.

I think i must "subscribe" the .Sent directory from you client mail (E.g. MS Outlook).

I solved in this way (ms outlook 2007) whit a IMAP account:

-Right click on Inbox account Folder
-Choose "IMAP FOLDER" from menu
-Click on query ( no flag in "show only subscribed folder" on the left bottom...)
-Select the Inbox.Sent folder and clisk on subscribe)

Then you must set OUTLOOK to store sent email in this folder. So your sent mail are stored by IMAP in your server and syncronized to alla your device.

Hope this can help

Sorry for my english

Gianluca
 

saadsaidi

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Thank you for reply TheJackall

All email clients are using SMTP not IMAP. If it was the second it would have been Great
I managed to push the email for a single user, but the problem I have a VPS with several domains.
so imagine creating a push for each user :D.

Any scripting/technical help would be appreciated
Saad
 

TheJackall

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Thank you for reply TheJackall

All email clients are using SMTP not IMAP. If it was the second it would have been Great
I managed to push the email for a single user, but the problem I have a VPS with several domains.
so imagine creating a push for each user :D.

Any scripting/technical help would be appreciated
Saad
Hi Saad..


Sorry but in your first thred you said

When sending via a smartphones and tablet pc via IMAP, every thing is working fine. but when sending from email client such as Thunderbird, mail.app outlook using SMTP no copy of the email is stored in the remote folder, thus the smart phones and tablets are not synchronized.
So, if you can get (IMAP) and send (SMTP) from tablet and smartphone, it means that you can use IMAP to receive mail even on PC client t.bird and / or outlook or similar.

If so, then using SMTP to send mail, you can set the folder to save outgoing messages sent by the client. This folder (IMAP) save messages directly on the server, not locally ...

Only if you use IMAP protocol to manage the mail ....
 

TheJackall

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Thank you for reply TheJackall

All email clients are using SMTP not IMAP. If it was the second it would have been Great
I managed to push the email for a single user, but the problem I have a VPS with several domains.
so imagine creating a push for each user :D.

Any scripting/technical help would be appreciated
Saad
Sorry.. But you use SMTP to send an e-mail.. But to receive e-mail you use IMAP or POP account from pc client??
 

saadsaidi

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Dear Thejackall,
Thank you for your interest in the problem
Let me state it in another way

Desktop uses SMTP/POP
Blackberry uses IMAP -push
iPhone/iPad uses IMAP-push

Now why desktop uses POP/SMTP?
Because of the huge number of emails used during the day, and low bandwidth where in the country I'm located in.
Draw back of IMAPing on desktop is the huge bandwidth consumption.

We also uses google email service which we never had any problem such the one stated above.
As I told you I manage to push the outgoing email into the sent folder flagged as read for only one user.
Now I'm trying to get it work for 5 domains with over 25 email average per domain.

It's a drawback in exim and as you know the documentation is a bit broad.
Again thank you for you interest in helping and I wish it is a matter of tick on or tick off on the email client.

P.s. we have a sister company that does not allow Microsoft outlook only Mail.app and thunderbird.

I will be posting result here and at exim if successfully implemented.

Saad

Saad