Outlook 2010 Multiple IMAP accounts connect

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I have 3 IMAP4 and IMAPS outlook 2010 accounts. Only the default account does automatic connect (and changes icon). Others neet to click once on them. Why?


Yes. after i click once on inbox messages everithing is ok. Automatic in and out is working all time long. But when I start outlook 2010, without clicking on anything, automatic works only for the very first accuount, the defaut one. (and its icon is different). As soon as I click on the other accounts, unread messages number appears and they work fine. Why different behaviour between accounts before click on them,and perfect same behaviour after a click? After that, everithing is fine,all acconuts work automtically, as long as I do not close outlook.

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
if you wait to look in the other folders, does it ever kick into the autosend/receives? I'm thinking the send/receive that kicks in on startup is limited to the first account and if you want for the next one, all work. Just don't set the auto check time too low - it should be no less that 5 - 8 min, 8 -10 if many the accounts are on one server.

The behaviour you see makes some sense because outlook is a) limited in the number of threads it has open at one time and opens to any one server and b) there is a lot of other stuff going on at startup that it may time out before it gets to the other accounts. Each folder in the imap account gets its own thread, which can slow down the checks if too many accounts are on one server, or if you have a lot of folders subscribed.


Actually I discovered that it is not the main acount to connect and show unreadmesages. If you set someting else to open in the fist window, such as calendar (before I used to open outlook on inbox of the main account) no one account show the unread mail number (blue color). Rules are not applied and unread mail number is not showed until you click. As far as you have no destop advice of incoming new mail, you have to click at least once. Older version of outlook I used to have dind't work this way.It is annoying. I often forget to click on folder and so I don't know when new mail is coming.
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