RESOLVED - Yahoo!/AOL IMAP collection emails per folder limits

UPDATE: July 1st, 2022 

This issue was resolved with Aid4Mail version 5.0.16. You can upgrade your version of Aid4Mail 5 by clicking here.

-If you have Yahoo! or AOL accounts that were already added to Aid4Mail 5 before this update, please simply update the Server name/IP address.

UPDATE: June 30th, 2022

We have found new information that using a different Yahoo and AOL IMAP server will allow you to process all of the emails in each folder. See articles and details below:

Yahoo! Server details

Server naem/IP address: export.imap.mail.yahoo.com (instead of imap.mail.yahoo.com)

Port:  993

AOL Server details

Server naem/IP address:  export.imap.aol.com  (instead of imap.aol.com)

Port - 993

Written: June 27th, 2022

It has come to our knowledge that Yahoo!/AOL has now imposed new limits on how many emails can be collected per folder when collecting via the IMAP protocol. 

If you use native filtering, Yahoo! IMAP servers will only provide 1,000 emails per folder. For example, if you have a folder with 10,000 emails and your native search would normally collect 5,000 of those emails, it will actually only collect 1,000 emails as the limit is reached once the Yahoo! server hits 1,000.

If you use a search query or try to collect all the emails from an account, you will only be provided 10,000 emails per folder. 

We are currently looking into what can be done in Aid4Mail to work around these limits.



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