First of all: I know that my request isn't compliant with the IMAP standard, but my mailbox is quite full and I want to store the mails externally on my private webspace instead of keeping them at my email provider.

So, the question is mostly in the subject! I would like to delete some(or lots of) mails from my email provider but I still want to keep them on my private webspace. So I'm asking for an option with a webbased email client which is capable of this. Another option would be to even delete the mails instantly after downloading them. POP is not an option, as it doesn't support folders.

  • Why not use a desktop client like Thunderbird and move the messages from the IMAP folders to "local" folders. Thunderbird uses the standard MBOX format, and a quick internet search revealed several tools that can convert an MBOX file into a HTML E.g. this or even a plugin for Apache httpd. Gmail seems to be able to export archives as well. Oct 28 '20 at 9:29
  • @a_horse_with_no_name "Why not use a desktop client" Because this wasn't the question! As simple as that.
    – csabinho
    Nov 2 '20 at 0:58

I came across this article which I think would solve your problem. Let me know if it works for you.

  • How should this address or even solve my problem? This article is about settings in non-web-based(->desktop) clients.
    – csabinho
    Sep 28 '20 at 6:24

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