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143,993 - Pentesting IMAP

Internet Message Access Protocol

As its name implies, IMAP allows you to access your email messages wherever you are; much of the time, it is accessed via the Internet. Basically, email messages are stored on servers. Whenever you check your inbox, your email client contacts the server to connect you with your messages. When you read an email message using IMAP, you aren't actually downloading or storing it on your computer; instead, you are reading it off of the server. As a result, it's possible to check your email from several different devices without missing a thing.

By default, the IMAP protocol works on two ports:

  • Port 143 - this is the default IMAP non-encrypted port

  • Port 993 - this is the port you need to use if you want to connect using IMAP securely

PORT STATE SERVICE REASON
143/tcp open imap syn-ack

Banner grabbing

nc -nv <IP> 143
openssl s_client -connect <IP>:993 -quiet

Syntax

Login
A1 LOGIN username password
Values can be quoted to enclose spaces and special characters. A " must then be escape with a \
A1 LOGIN "username" "password"
List Folders/Mailboxes
A1 LIST "" *
A1 LIST INBOX *
A1 LIST "Archive" *
Create new Folder/Mailbox
A1 CREATE INBOX.Archive.2012
A1 CREATE "To Read"
Delete Folder/Mailbox
A1 DELETE INBOX.Archive.2012
A1 DELETE "To Read"
Rename Folder/Mailbox
A1 RENAME "INBOX.One" "INBOX.Two"
List Subscribed Mailboxes
A1 LSUB "" *
Status of Mailbox (There are more flags than the ones listed)
A1 STATUS INBOX (MESSAGES UNSEEN RECENT)
Select a mailbox
A1 SELECT INBOX
List messages
A1 FETCH 1:* (FLAGS)
A1 UID FETCH 1:* (FLAGS)
Retrieve Message Content
A1 FETCH 2 body[text]
A1 FETCH 2 all
A1 UID FETCH 102 (UID RFC822.SIZE BODY.PEEK[])
Close Mailbox
A1 CLOSE
Logout
A1 LOGOUT

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