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Solved: outlook 2003 imap to gmail problem

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  1. Newmarket2

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    I've been running an Outlook 2003 client to my AOL mail using IMAP for quite a while.
    I just tried to create a 2nd connection to my gmail account and I have been unable to establish the connection.
    I was pretty careful following the gmail instructions - enabling IMAP there; and, I was also pretty careful to follow the instructions on the outlook side. But, I've gone over it and over it and can't find the problem.....

    It's caused me to wonder if Outlook 2003 can manage 2 IMAP connections at the same time?

    I also noticed that the AOL connection in Outlook requires specific ports for each connection (send/receive) but there was nothing about that in the gmail instructions.

    I also know that I've entered smtp.aol.com incorrectly several times. But, unless I'm going blind, I entered smtp.gmail.com correctly for the address of the outgoing mail server.

    Help!!!
     
  2. etaf

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    Yes they should pick up specific ports
    see here for imap settings on gmail http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=78799

     
  3. Newmarket2

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    That worked really well - thanks etaf!

    Now, if I compose a new email in outlook and click send - will it go out from BOTH email accounts?
    And, if so, how do I control which mail server is doing the actual sending?
     
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