Personal folders has no emaila ccount associated


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Carmichael_Tom

Just reinstalled XP Pro and Outlook 2003 on some new hardware. Moved my 2 pst
files (one pop and one imap) back to the directory from which I run Outlook.
Opened outlook; opened my two pst files, killed off the default new personal
folders that outlook automatically generated.

Now my two sets of personal folders (one for the imap and one for the pop)
are not associated with any email account. That whole window (tools->email
accounts-> change) is empty. When I click add a new account, a new personal
folders is generated (albeit with whatever name I have given it). How do I
make a "new" email account point at my existing (and pretty elaborate set of
folders and inbox?

Thanks
 
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Gordon

Carmichael_Tom said:
Just reinstalled XP Pro and Outlook 2003 on some new hardware. Moved my 2
pst
files (one pop and one imap) back to the directory from which I run
Outlook.
Opened outlook; opened my two pst files, killed off the default new
personal
folders that outlook automatically generated.

Now my two sets of personal folders (one for the imap and one for the pop)
are not associated with any email account. That whole window (tools->email
accounts-> change) is empty.

Correct. The account data is not held in the pst file. It won't be created
automatically?

When I click add a new account, a new personal
folders is generated

Never ever seen that before. Where EXACTLY are you clicking on "New
Account"?
 
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Carmichael_Tom

tools->email accounts->add

Gordon said:
Correct. The account data is not held in the pst file. It won't be created
automatically?



Never ever seen that before. Where EXACTLY are you clicking on "New
Account"?


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Gordon

Carmichael_Tom said:
tools->email accounts->add


That doesn't add a new PST file unless you are adding an IMAP account, when
it WILL create a new set of Personal Folders. Nothing you can do about that.
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

Just reinstalled XP Pro and Outlook 2003 on some new hardware. Moved my 2
pst
files (one pop and one imap) back to the directory from which I run
Outlook.
Opened outlook; opened my two pst files, killed off the default new
personal
folders that outlook automatically generated.

First, it's unnecessary to move an IMAP PST. When you add the IMAP account
to your mail profile, Outlook will always create a new PST for it. The
contents of the IMAP PST will always reflect the structure of the IMAP data
store.

Second, dropping a PST into the defautl folder is often a bad idea because
you run the risk of corrupting an existing mail profile.

Others are dealing with the account creation issue, so I won't go into that.
 

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