Outlook 2007 / Gmail /

Dell / Vostro 420
April 30, 2009 at 20:23:46
Specs: Windows XP
I would like to utilize Gmail's IMAP service and have email posting into my Outlook Personal Folders... not into a separate @gmail.com folder. Can this be done?

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May 1, 2009 at 05:05:23
Of course. Just add the account in Outlook.


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May 1, 2009 at 05:38:11
Thanks for your reply...

The issue that I am having is that when I added my Gmail (IMAP) account to Outlook 2007 using the instructions suggested by Gmail and various web forums, a second directory is created for this account and email is not posting in the primay 'Personal Folders' directory.

As an experiment I deleted the IMAP Gmail account from Outlook 2007 and set it back up as a POP account. The result is that the second directory is deleted from Outlook 2007 and my Gmail pops to the Primary Folders directory... which is what I would like to have happen with IMAP.

My question (actually more of a plea for help as I have spent hours trying to figure this out) is can anybody please advise if Gmail IMAP can deliver email to the primary Personal Folders directory?

If not, it seems that the Personal Folders directory becomes worthless because there is nothing that will be posted to it (using only Gmail for email).

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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May 1, 2009 at 09:28:28
You could set up a rule that moves mail from your Gmail inbox to your personal folders. In Outlook, go to Tools, Rules And Alerts and create a new rule.

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May 1, 2009 at 20:45:48
Thank you very much - this helped me to solve the problem.

I set-up a "New Rule" to "Check messages when they arrive" and "Move a copy to the Inbox folder" and "Mark it as read".

Next I selected to save my "Sent" messages generated within the primary directory of Outlook to the default "Personal Folders" directory "Sent Items" folder... not the Gmail "Sent Items" folder, which caused double publishing to my Gmail sent messages box and did not post to my Personal Folders Sent Items box.

Thanks very much!

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