Gmail, IMAP, and Outlook: a ménage à trois of questionable proportions.
January 15, 2008 9:07 PM Subscribe
Two questions regarding the use of Outlook 2007 and Gmail's IMAP. Here are the questions; detailed explanations inside.
-I use Gmail to pull mail and send from two other e-mail accounts. Is there a way to set Outlook up to do the same?
-When I open Outlook, it creates a label called "Junk E-mail" in Gmail. Is there a way to stop this?
posted by phaded to computers & internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on setting Outlook 2007 up to use Gmail through IMAP, as I do prefer using a desktop client. In order to fully make the switch, though, I've got a couple little things I haven't figured out and would like help with.
As mentioned above, I use Gmail to pull my e-mail from three accounts: my Gmail account, my ISP e-mail account, and my school e-mail. In addition to pulling messages from the ISP and school accounts, it also lets me send messages from those two addresses. How do I duplicate this with Outlook? I know I can add another account, but I don't need it to check messages on those accounts; I only need to send messages from them. (Also, if anyone knows how to do this with Apple Mail and the iPhone's mail, that information would be appreciated, as I use Mail from time to time and will be using the iPhone's mail in the summer, when I get one.)
The second question is a minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless, so I am including it here! Because Outlook has a hard-wired folder for spam called "Junk E-mail", when I open Outlook and then go back to the web interface for Gmail, I've got a label with that same name. I can delete it from there, but it's back the next time I open Outlook. Is there a way to disable this? If that means I have to disable Outlook's spam filtering, that's fine; Gmail does a good job of that, and Outlook sometimes ends up with false positives.
Thanks in advance, guys.