Outlook IMAP and Gmail


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Snapper

Some time ago I tried setting up Gmail to work with IMAP and my installed copies
of Outlook 2003 on the PCs at home. I was hoping that whatever PC we jumped onto
and logged into that we'd be able to see our email as if we were viewing them on
the one computer. Much like if you had Exchange Server set up.

Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work properly, ie. synchronising email
folders, or having email from various email accounts all going through Gmail.

I was wondering if there is any solution out there that I could try. Short of
purchasing Exchange and then trying to learn how to drive it, is there an easier
way of centralising emails, saved emails, Outlook folders and the like?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

For home users, IMAP is the best, least expensive solution, although I'm not
sure Gmail is the best IMAP server. Hosted exchange is also fairly
inexpensive, while running your own Exchange server is the most expensive
method.

See the following sites for other ways to share or sync data.
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/share.asp
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync.asp

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Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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