Download the POP3 email from a specific date

Download the POP3 email from a specific date

   KB 21817        Last updated on 2015-07-11  

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If a POP3 user downloads old mails again because of not deleting emails after a previous download, causing lots of duplicates.


Set the "zimbraPrefPop3DownloadSince" value to a selected date.

After configuring "zimbraPrefPop3DownloadSince" for a POP user, email client will start email downloading from defined date.

Execute the following command to configure "zimbraPrefPop3DownloadSince" with a zimbra user user: zmprov ma USERNAME@YOURDOMAIN.COM ZimbraPrefPop3DownloadSince YYYYMMDDHHmmssZ


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zmprov -l ma USERNAME@YOURDOMAIN.COM zimbraPrefPop3DownloadSince 200807151000000Z 

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 8.6, 8.5, 8.0 Date Created: 04/17/2015
Article ID: Date Modified: 2015-07-11

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Wiki/KB reviewed by SME1 SME2 Jenny Jarrard Last edit by Jorge de la Cruz
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