Outlook 2010 - Multiple Accounts Nightmare

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kirklott

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Greetings.

I have 4 email addresses, which I’ll call SS (microsoft exchange), CC (pop3) and 2 gmail accounts. So - annoyingly - Outlook 2010 created 4 accounts. Previous versions of Outlook did NOT create separate accounts.

That means I have 3 calendars, 3 sets of contacts, 3 sets of notes, 3 task lists (1 each for SS, CC, and an account called Outlook associated with 2 gmail accounts)

Questions -

  • I only want 1 account (1 calendar, 1 set of notes, 1 task list) How do I merge data into 1 consolidated account?
  • Outlook - annoyingly - has ‘suggested contacts’ for each account, in addition to contacts, which means I have SIX sets of contacts. I want 1.
  • It’s a disaster syncing with my iPhone - last time iPhone picked the wrong contacts list, and wiped all contacts off my phone.

Solutions? Thanks in advance!
 
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That is the way I would expect outlook to handle this. Off the top of my head...To have one account in outlook, Use SS?, then set the other accounts with a rule to forward all emails to that email address. I have no idea if you can do that rule in gmail.
 

kirklott

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Thank you Dan.

Outlook didn't used to do this. But the Wizards at Microsoft, deciding they need to change stuff at random in order to get people to buy upgrade, made this change in 2010 and it's a NIGHTMARE. Do not get 2010 if you have multiple email accounts.

Any other suggestions?
 
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