Enterprise Vault™ Setting up IMAP

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Product(s): Enterprise Vault (12.3)

Assigning IMAP endpoints to Enterprise Vault servers

On each Enterprise Vault you want to provide an IMAP server, you must assign an IMAP endpoint, then enable IMAP on the server.

The IMAP endpoint that you assign to the server, defines the configuration of the IMAP server. When you assign an endpoint, you can also enable IMAP on the server. If you do this, Enterprise Vault starts the IMAP server which is immediately ready to accept IMAP connections.


Each Enterprise Vault server can host only one IMAP endpoint. In a building blocks configuration, ensure that you do not failover an Enterprise Vault server that runs an IMAP server, to another Enterprise Vault server that already hosts its own IMAP server.

To assign an IMAP endpoint and enable IMAP

  1. In the left pane of the Administration Console, expand your Enterprise Vault site.
  2. Expand the Enterprise Vault Servers container.
  3. Right-click the Enterprise Vault server to which you want to assign an IMAP endpoint, and click Properties.
  4. Click the IMAP tab.
  5. From the IMAP endpoint list, select the endpoint you want to assign to this server. IMAP endpoint details shows the configuration information for the endpoint you select.

    Note that you can also click New to create a new IMAP endpoint if there is no suitable endpoint in the list.

  6. If you want to start the IMAP server straight away, select the Enable IMAP option. In this case, the Enterprise Vault Admin Service starts the IMAP server when you click OK or Apply.