IMAP Client Access

GFI Archiver supports a number of e-mail clients that use IMAPInternet Message Access Protocol to transfer archived e-mail messages from the Archive StoresA collection of email sources, email metadata and search indexes within GFI Archiver to the email client. Users are able to access their archived emails using one of the following supported email clients:

  • Android email application
  • Apple Mail
  • iOS5 email application
  • Microsoft Outlook® 2007
  • Microsoft Outlook® 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook® 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook® 2011 for Mac
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Windows® Live Mail


Internet Message Access ProtocolOne of the two most commonly used Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval, the other being POP3. (IMAP) is an Internet protocol for e-mail retrieval. When IMAP is enabled for the first time, you may notice a delay until your email client synchronizes with GFI Archiver to retrieve archived emails.

Viewing Shared Mailboxes

As a user with access to other users’ mailboxes, you can use your IMAP account to view the shared mailboxes you have access to. To do this, you need to configure a new account for each shared mailbox. Follow the instructions on how to create a new IMAP client account in the email client of your choice, however, as a username, type your username in the following format: <your email address> ¦ <user email address> using your own password.

Folder Delete, Folder Rename and Email Delete functionality

GFI Archiver 2014 and later versions offer Folder Delete, Folder Rename and Email Delete functionality when connecting with IMAP using one of the supported clients.

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