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Microsoft Outlook 2010

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by mayerschreiber, Sep 15, 2013.

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  1. mayerschreiber

    mayerschreiber Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I'm using Thunderbird mail and download my mail via IMAP, This has got a great advantage as I can access my emails on my iPhone and iPad.

    So I switched my Dad to IMAP too. He is using Outlook 2010 and it works great however the problem is that when moving a mail from the inbox to a folder in Outlook 2010 it takes a bout 5 -7 seconds to move (looks like it communicates with the server while you wait) and by POP it takes less then a second. Is there any solution for this?

    Because by Thunderbird it takes the same amount of time, no matter if you use POP or IMAP.

    Your assistance would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for all your answers!
     
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  3. DaveA

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    How did you "switched my Dad to IMAP" ?

    Is his email provider a POP type of provider?

    What is his domain (email Provider)?
     
  4. mayerschreiber

    mayerschreiber Thread Starter

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    I disabled his old POP account and added a new IMAP account.

    He is using Google Apps, email service provided by Gmail.
     
  5. DaveA

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    Just how did you do this disabling?

    The new account is with Gmail, but who was the old pop account with?
     
  6. mayerschreiber

    mayerschreiber Thread Starter

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    Also Gmail. I removed password and deselected the account from send and receive.
     
  7. DaveA

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    So he has two gmail accounts one active and one disabled?

    The speed difference is most likely just what you have suggested. Moving a file from one folder to another in a pop account, is faster because the file is already downloaded and on your local drive. But using IMAP you have a link to the server and then you are copying the file to a different folder from the server.

    Is this new account set up per http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17248/set-up-gmail-imap-in-outlook-2010/ ?
     
  8. mayerschreiber

    mayerschreiber Thread Starter

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    But on my Thunderbird mail program it doesn't take any longer. POP and IMAP takes the same time.
     
  9. DaveA

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    But is your Thunderbird copying or linking to the emails when in the "inbox" folder?
     
  10. mayerschreiber

    mayerschreiber Thread Starter

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    Even when I move it, it takes less then a second.
    There must be some problem with outlook, cause it doesn't make sense that everyone with outlook waits 5 secs. per email, and I have got high speed internet access.

    Thanks
     
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    It is going to be slower, it is the nature of the beast. Synchronizing selected IMAP folders may help alot. Right Click on the IMAP Account folder, select IMAP folders. Query, and you'll see a list of the synched folders. Select the Subscribed tab and unsubscribe from synching what you really do not need synched. Trash and Junk cannot be excluded, but you can subscribe and unsubscribe whatever until you find a combination that suits you. It will still be slower, but it will be faster slower.
     
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