How to apply view settings on all accounts and folders

ofw62

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
#1
Today changed to IMAP (used good old POP3).
A result is that all settings are gone. Within each and every mailbox the columns are defaulted, preview is enabled, etc.
And of course tasks are gone, rules are gone.

Is there a way to apply view settings overall?
Or, hopefully, at least for all folders within one account.
 
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
#2
Hello,

It looks like you are reconfigured your email account as IMAP which is totally different protocol when compared to POP3. Not possible to get the settings back in new setup. You may have to manually redo the settings in new setup.

Taking backup is always preferred in these kind of scenarios. Here is the link which may help: Export or backup email, contacts, and calendar to an Outlook .pst file

Thanks,
 

ofw62

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
#3
I have no problem setting view a few times, but with a number of accounts with a number of folders each account, it is boring to change it for each and every folder...
Probably that is how Outlook works: just 'set and apply to all folders' is too easy, you have to do it the hard way, with hundreds of clicks...
Regretfully so.
 
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
#4
I have no problem setting view a few times, but with a number of accounts with a number of folders each account, it is boring to change it for each and every folder...
Probably that is how Outlook works: just 'set and apply to all folders' is too easy, you have to do it the hard way, with hundreds of clicks...
Regretfully so.
Yes, this is how Outlook is by design. Set and Apply to folders still works for you.
 

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