Unreliability with Yahoo! and AOL IMAP native filtering

We have unfortunately found that native filtering with Yahoo! and AOL accounts via the IMAP protocol is quite unreliable and these issues lie in the Yahoo! and AOL servers (not with Aid4Mail). We kindly ask that you make sure to double check the exports and logs that Aid4Mail creates to verify collections when collecting from Yahoo! and AOL accounts.

For example, if you add a native date filter using “Within date range” and only add a “From:” date like this:

The results may not be reliable.

If you simply add a “To:” date, like this:

We have found that this will produce more reliable results. So if you want to collect all emails from January 31st, 2015 to the present (which we will say is July 1st, 2022), we suggest adding 2022-07-01 in the “To:” field for the collection.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About Fookes Software

Fookes Software Ltd
La Petite Fin 27
1637 Charmey (en Gruyère)

For over 25 years we have been developing award-winning tools and productivity software. We also have more than 20 years of expertise in the field of email processing and analysis.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, law firms, universities, and professionals specializing in e-discovery and forensics from around the world.

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