Change from POP3 to IMAP mail

  mgmcc 09:38 21 Nov 2012
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I help someone run a "one-man" business in which he uses POP3 mail with Outlook 2003 and, in order to have his mail available in multiple computers, IMAP would be a much better solution. At the moment, he has about 30 Sub-folders in Inbox, many of which contain a very large number of emails, so the question is:

If his email was changed from POP3 to IMAP, would the IMAP server automatically pick up the existing messages within the Inbox sub-folders? These messages must not be lost.

  lotvic 12:45 21 Nov 2012

As per Sea Urchin says, He needs to drag those 'sub'folders from the Inbox and drop them into Local Folders. Inbox should not have any sub folders, neither should Sent or Outbox.

  lotvic 18:45 21 Nov 2012

Apart from losing them all if Inbox gets corrupted.... I would have thought it easier to keep track of replies if each contact had their own folder that replies (sent emails) are also put in.

  mgmcc 20:13 21 Nov 2012

lotvic,

"I would have thought it easier to keep track of replies if each contact had their own folder that replies (sent emails) are also put in"

This is actually what he does. Although each "customer" has a sub-folder in the Inbox, both sent and received messages are put in there. However, storing these folders separately from the Inbox does make sense.

  lotvic 21:11 21 Nov 2012

To ensure no emails are lost make a backup copy of them to a new folder in C:...Documents. If necessary they can be burnt to DVD

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