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What are your IMAP server configuration settings?

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Our server is imap .forwardemail.net and is also monitored on our status page. It supports both IPv4 and IPv6 and is available over ports 993 and 2993 for SSL/TLS. Protocol Hostname Ports IPv4 IPv6 SSL...

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Do you support receiving email with IMAP ?

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Yes, as of October 16, 2023 we support receiving email over IMAP as an add-on for all paid users. Please read our deep-dive article on how our encrypted SQLite mailbox storage feature works. Important...

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How does it work

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1. Using your email client such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Gmail, or Outlook – you connect to our secure IMAP servers using your username and password: Your username is your full alias with your doma...

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Projects

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Here's a table outlining projects we use in our source code and development process (sorted alphabetically):Project Purpose Ansible DevOps automation platform for maintaing, scaling, and managing our ...

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Aliases

Developer Email API for Custom Domains and Webhooks

Generate an alias password Note that if you do not email instructions, then the username and password will be in the JSON response body of a successful request in the format { username: 'alias@yourdom...

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Update domain alias

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> PUT /v1/domains/example.com/aliases/:alias_idBody Parameter Required Type Description name No String Alias name recipients No String or Array List of recipients (must be line-break/space/comma separ...

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Create new domain alias

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> POST /v1/domains/example.com/aliasesBody Parameter Required Type Description name No String Alias name (if not provided or if blank, then a random alias is generated) recipients No String or Array L...

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Backups

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> tldr; Backups of your encrypted mailboxes are made daily. You can also instantly request a new backup or download the latest backup at anytime from My Account Domains Aliases.For backups, we simply ...

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Experiments

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> tldr; Ultimately using S3-compatible object storage and/or Virtual Tables are not technically feasible for performance reasons and prone to error due to memory limitations.We have done a few experim...

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How do I configure my email client to work with Forward Email?

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Our service works with popular email clients such as: Apple® Windows® Android™ Linux® Desktop Mozilla Firefox® Safari® Google Chrome® Terminal Your username is your alias' email address and password i...

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Reads

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Your email client on your phone may resolve imap .forwardemail.net to one of our Digital Ocean IP addresses – and your desktop client may resolve a separate IP from a different provider altogether.Rega...

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Writes

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Writing to your database is a bit different – since SQLite is an embedded database and your mailbox lives in a single file by default.We had explored options such as litestream, rqlite, and dqlite bel...

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Generate an alias password

Developer Email API for Custom Domains and Webhooks

Note that if you do not email instructions, then the username and password will be in the JSON response body of a successful request in the format { username: 'alias@yourdomain.com', password: 'some-g...

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Foreword

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> tldr; Our email service is 100% open-source and privacy-focused through secure and encrypted SQLite mailboxes.Until we launched IMAP support, we used MongoDB for our persistent data storage needs.Th...

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Mailboxes

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> tldr; Our IMAP servers use individually encrypted SQLite databases for each of your mailboxes.SQLite is an extremely popular embedded database – it's currently running on your phone and computer – a...

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Do you have rate limiting?

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Sender rate limiting is either by the root domain parsed from a reverse PTR lookup on the sender's IP address – or if that does not yield a result, then it simply uses the sender's IP address. Note th...

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How do I import and migrate my existing mailbox?

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You can easily import your email to Forward Email (e.g. using Thunderbird) with the instructions below: Important: You must follow all of the following steps in order to import your existing email. 1....

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History

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We launched in November 2017 after an initial release.In April 2018 Cloudflare launched their privacy-first consumer DNS service, and we switched from using OpenDNS to Cloudflare for handling DNS look...

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How to Setup Email for Custom Domain Name in 2024

Set up free email forwarding and email hosting with your custom domain, DNS, SMTP, IMAP , and POP3 configuration setup guide.

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Free Email Forwarding for Custom Domains

Setup encrypted email, free email forwarding, custom domains, private business email, and more with support for outbound SMTP, IMAP , and POP3.

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Search

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Our IMAP servers support the SEARCH command with complex queries, regular expressions, and more.Fast search performance is thanks to FTS5 and sqlite-regex.We store Date values in the SQLite mailboxes ...

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Lack of alternatives

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To our knowledge, no other email services are designed this way nor are they open-source.We think this might be due to existing email services having legacy technology in production with spaghetti cod...

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Email service provider comparison

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We are the only 100% open-source and privacy-focused email service provider that stores individually encrypted SQLite mailboxes, offers unlimited domains, aliases, and users, and has outbound SMTP, IM...

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What are your POP3 server configuration settings?

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Our server is pop3.forwardemail.net and is also monitored on our status page. It supports both IPv4 and IPv6 and is available over ports 995 and 2995 for SSL/TLS. Protocol Hostname Ports IPv4 IPv6 SSL...

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What is Forward Email?

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Forward Email is a fully featured email service provider and email hosting provider for custom domain names. Think of us as the service that can power you@yourdomain.com. We're the best alternative to...

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