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Changing from POP to IMAP

Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by rfoszcz, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. rfoszcz

    rfoszcz

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    I originally set up a GoDaddy hosted email account as POP. In the past

    year I've created many, many folders under the PERSONAL folder. I now

    want to change the GoDaddy account to an IMAP based account. I removed

    the POP account and created an IMAP account but the INBOX for the IMAP

    account shows up a separate account rather than the INBOX under the

    PERSONAL folder.

    Is there a way to "move" the IMAP account under the PERSONAL folder so

    that the INBOX in PERSONAL corresponds to the newly configured IMAP

    account?

    Any help or suggestions is appreciated...

    rfoszcz
     
  2. Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

    Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

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    On 3/22/2010 7:14 PM, rfoszcz wrote:
    > I originally set up a GoDaddy hosted email account as POP. In the past
    > year I've created many, many folders under the PERSONAL folder. I now
    > want to change the GoDaddy account to an IMAP based account. I removed
    > the POP account and created an IMAP account but the INBOX for the IMAP
    > account shows up a separate account rather than the INBOX under the
    > PERSONAL folder.

    > Is there a way to "move" the IMAP account under the PERSONAL folder so
    > that the INBOX in PERSONAL corresponds to the newly configured IMAP
    > account?

    > Any help or suggestions is appreciated...

    >


    Your question really is:

    "I used to have a Godaddy POP3 account setup in my Outlook (unknown

    version) and now I am switching to IMAP4 account at Godaddy but Outlook

    created a separate set of folders for the IMAP account. Can I store

    those messages in my previous PST."

    The answer is No. IMAP4 accounts are different from POP3 in that they

    support their own folders.

    You can configure a rule to automatically copy your messages, but there

    is little point in it. What makes sense is to configure Outlook to open

    inside the IMAP Inbox folder by default.

    For Outlook 2007, click on Tools -> Options -> Other -> Advanced Options

    -> Startup in this folder

    Using IMAP4 is a good decision. You'll enjoy resiliency in having your

    mail available from anywhere. Your ISP will experience lower server load

    as compared to POP3.

    If you remove the top "Personal Folders" PST from Manage data files,

    Outlook will recreate it anyway, so there is no way to get rid of it.

    Leonid S. Knyshov

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  3. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    No, you need the personal folders for calendar and contacts, which are not

    supported by imap. If you want the imap inbox to be you start folder, go to

    Tools, Options, other tab, Advanced button - top option. See

    http://www.slipstick.com/tutorials/startfolder/startfolder.htm if you need

    more help with this option.

    "rfoszcz" <rfoszcz.5edf65b@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message

    news:rfoszcz.5edf65b@outlookbanter.com...

    > I originally set up a GoDaddy hosted email account as POP. In the past
    > year I've created many, many folders under the PERSONAL folder. I now
    > want to change the GoDaddy account to an IMAP based account. I removed
    > the POP account and created an IMAP account but the INBOX for the IMAP
    > account shows up a separate account rather than the INBOX under the
    > PERSONAL folder.

    > Is there a way to "move" the IMAP account under the PERSONAL folder so
    > that the INBOX in PERSONAL corresponds to the newly configured IMAP
    > account?

    > Any help or suggestions is appreciated...

    > > rfoszcz
     

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