IMAP Folder Mapping Question


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Neb Okla

I set up an IMAP email account today in Outlook 2007 Beta and it created a
new tree structure on the same level as Personal Folders and Archive Folders
in the Mail Folders view.

Sent items from the IMAP account go into the Personal Folders "Sent Items"
folder as I'd expect, but Deleted Items, Inbox, Junk E-mail, and Search
Folders for the account are all in a tree under the account name.

How can I get this IMAP account's mail for all folders to be mapped to the
existing Inbox, etc. under Personal Folders?
 
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Stephen Chadfield

I set up an IMAP email account today in Outlook 2007 Beta and it created a
new tree structure on the same level as Personal Folders and Archive Folders
in the Mail Folders view.

This is correctly reflecting the account's folders on the IMAP server.
Sent items from the IMAP account go into the Personal Folders "Sent Items"
folder as I'd expect, but Deleted Items, Inbox, Junk E-mail, and Search
Folders for the account are all in a tree under the account name.

This is a bug. If Outlook was any good as an IMAP client it should be
able to configure it to use the "Sent Items" folder on the IMAP
server. As it is you must use a nasty workaround with rules to mimic
this behaviour.
How can I get this IMAP account's mail for all folders to be mapped to the
existing Inbox, etc. under Personal Folders?

You don't. You shouldn't desire to. The whole point of an IMAP account
is that everything is stored remotely on the server facilitating easy
access from a variety of locations.

If you want to pull everything into local Outlook folders stick with
POP3.
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

FYI, Outlook 2007 offers the user the option of keeping sent messages in the server's Sent Items folder.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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