(rules question) Treat IMAP like POP


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Jim Oldfield

Hi, I'm looking to treat an IMAP account as much like POP as possible, since
I like mail from all my accounts to be together.

At the moment I do this with a rule on my IMAP account that copies every new
email to my local Inbox, and marks the IMAP copy of the message as read. The
only problem is, I then want all my local rules to be run on the local copy
so that the mail can be sorted into local folders and flagged, and I
obviously don't want to have to run the rules manually every time I get new
mail. Any ideas? I have a little VBA knowledge if that helps.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Jim Oldfield

Oh I forgot to mention: I'm using Outlook 2003.

If there was a solution that meant that one click on a toolbar button would
apply all local rules to all emails in a particular folder, then moved any
still there to Inbox, then although that's not ideal it would be workable.

TIA
 
G

Gordon

Jim Oldfield said:
Hi, I'm looking to treat an IMAP account as much like POP as possible,
since
I like mail from all my accounts to be together.

At the moment I do this with a rule on my IMAP account that copies every
new
email to my local Inbox, and marks the IMAP copy of the message as read.
The
only problem is, I then want all my local rules to be run on the local
copy
so that the mail can be sorted into local folders and flagged, and I
obviously don't want to have to run the rules manually every time I get
new
mail. Any ideas? I have a little VBA knowledge if that helps.

Thanks in advance.


Is there any particular reason why you have got an IMAP account in
preference to a POP account?
 
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Jim Oldfield

Ha - I can blame Outlook for that! Well actually I'm not sure if I can, but
my university is using an Exchange server and only allows access through
Outlook OWA and through IMAP. I'm assuming that POP isn't an option
available to them, rather than them just being cruel.
 

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