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Folder mapping in Outlook 2010 for IMAP accounts

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  • Is there a way to map the drafts and junk mail folder to the appropriate gmail equivalents? I applaud Microsoft for getting some limited folder mapping abilities with the Trash and Sent Items folder, but that is only half way. I have Entourage 2008 and it lets me map each individual folder (Trash, Sent Items, Drafts, and Junk Mail).  Is there a reason to not add the ability to map folders? I wonder if it is a feature that people request? If only Microsoft could allow the same functionality to come to Windows. Any suggestions or comments would be great. Thanks
    • Edited by William Restrepo Wednesday, February 03, 2010 4:16 PM More accurate title
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 2:30 PM

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  • Excellent Question.  I thought you would just be able to map the folders path from the properties menu, however it's greyed out.  I know you can map the folders when using pop3 in previous editions.  Let's see if Diane rings in with any suggestions.  That would be a nice feature.  I wonder if it would need to be set up on the Exchange Server and not Outlook?

    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 3:01 PM
  • Why would you need to map POP3 folders? POP3 only supports Inbox. All other folder are local. That's a limitation of POP3, not Outlook.

    IMAP is a different story - but AFAIK, you can't map anything other than trash and sent. Those are recent changes, so maybe in the next version, junk and drafts will be managable.



    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
    Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
    Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 3:23 PM
  • I have been trying to find a way to comment on Outlook 2010 beta so that I can get an official response from Microsoft. I know there was a way to comment with Windows 7 Beta program, but not sure about Office 2010 Beta. What would be the best way to convey this situation to the Microsoft Office 2010 software engineers?

    Diane, you are right about POP accounts. I changed the title to only include IMAP, so that things are more clear about the problem I am trying to tackle.

    I want to move to Windows 7 and Outlook in the future, but in my opinion I feel that Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac handles my IMAP accounts in a better fashion than the Outlook 2010 beta that I am using on my Windows XP machine. I have no preference to either a Mac or Windows OS, but I acknowledge that more software is compatible with Windows than Mac. All I ask is to make each email folder manageable.

    Thanks
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010 4:26 PM
  • In the bottom right around wher your clock is you should see a smily and a frwn face. This will take a screen shot with your comments that you type in and forward them to the Office Team.

    Friday, February 05, 2010 10:21 PM
  • I want to move to Windows 7 and Outlook in the future, but in my opinion I feel that Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac handles my IMAP accounts in a better fashion than the Outlook 2010 beta that I am using on my Windows XP machine. I have no preference to either a Mac or Windows OS, but I acknowledge that more software is compatible with Windows than Mac. All I ask is to make each email folder manageable.
    Everything handles IMAP better :) Outlook is a lousy IMAP client - 2010 is much improved, but it has a long way to go.

    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
    Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
    Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
    Saturday, February 06, 2010 12:39 AM