Profiles and Data files messed up for IMAP - Gmail

Not open for further replies.


New Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
I am new to forums and not sure if this is the right place to post this as it might be similar to:


Anyhow, here is my issue that is a bit similar. New Office 2010 professional (32bit) install on my Win7 Professional (64bit) OS and now trying to configure Outlook 2010 (32bit) with 3 external IMAP email accounts ( 1 biz acct with GoDaddy Webmail and the other 2 are Gmail accounts.

My first run of Outlook I did NOT setup an email account but followed the steps to just start Outlook and use the calendar features.

I kept getting a popup screen on my desktop asking for what profile to use and in the box it ounly showed Outlook. Which is correct I guess (by default) since I had not setup any other profiles.

2) Is there anyway to have my primary Accellus GoDaddy or Gmail IMAP email account show up at the top of the Outlook UI accounts pane and associated to the calendar?

I have attached to this post 2 images that point out some of my immediate questions to help me move forward properly. Also is there a good primer/book that deals with these type of "under the hood " type of questions.

Thanks in advance for your help with these questions


  • outlook UI pane  questions.jpg
    outlook UI pane questions.jpg
    59.1 KB · Views: 559
  • Outlook settings windows.jpg
    Outlook settings windows.jpg
    62.3 KB · Views: 589

Forum Admin

Senior Member
Are you using google calendar sync? That will cause the profile popup.

No, you can't deliver imap to the default pst the calendar uses - you would need to change the account type to POP3. IMAP is a server-based account and outlook syncs with the server so each imap account needs their own profile. IMAP doesn't support the other outlook item types so you need the separate pst file for those items.

My suggestion is to drag the mail folders you use the most up to the Favorites section and don't use the folder list section on the bottom, except to access less-used folders.

See for the cause of red x's in place of pictures (assuming you have already right clicked to download).
Not open for further replies.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
C Profiles and accounts and PSTs and OSTs Using Outlook 1
D Outlook Profiles becoming corrupted Using Outlook 0
A Outlook 2013 - profiles Using Outlook 3
T and profiles Using Outlook 12
O Multiple Exchnage profiles simultaneously and hovering pop-up contact card ! Using Outlook 17
G Automatically Detach PST's From Exchange Profiles Exchange Server Administration 2
B Consolidating more than one Outlook profiles Using Outlook 1
S Issues syncing with MS Outlook 2007 with 2 profiles Using Outlook 1
T Problems when using different profiles. Exchange+IMAP Using Outlook 3
O two profiles send/receive from different servers Using Outlook 1
A No profiles created problem in outlook after clicking outlook icon Using Outlook 0
L Two different businesses can we set up two profiles in BCM BCM (Business Contact Manager) 3
Q Automate Outlook profiles for imaging Using Outlook 2
C Advanced search terms for "Outlook Data File" Using Outlook 1
C Populate form data into message body Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
CWM550 Saving Data: Don't check certain folders Using Outlook 2
CWM550 Importing " Old Skool" Data Using Outlook 0
W Create a Quick Step or VBA to SAVE AS PDF in G:|Data|Client File Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
Wotme create email only data file Using Outlook 1
V Backup Calendar, Contacts, Tasks in an POP3 data file Using Outlook 3
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Changing where data .pst is saved to Using Outlook 3
J Deliver new messages to New or Existing Data File? Using Outlook 2
G Outlook 2016: Want IMAP Data Files on My D: Drive and Not C: Drive Using Outlook 1
T vba extract data from msg file as attachment file of mail message Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
D Outlook 2016 Unable to load Outlook data pst file Using Outlook 5
V Form data not sending for some users Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
D Outlook VBA error extracting property data from GetRules collection Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 10
J Outlook 2013 Change color of text in data fields of contacts in Outlook 2013? Using Outlook 10
T How can Exchange be configured to sync/push one-way so that the server data can't be affected Exchange Server Administration 0
T Extract Data From Outlook Tasks Using Outlook 0
F Exchane Server corrupts data Since September 2019 Using accounts in Outlook 6
T Extract Data From Outlook Tasks Using Outlook 0
E To convert imported data to custom fields in Task list Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
R "Can't store Outlook data files under the AppData folder. Please choose another folder." Using Outlook 6
C How to export Outlook data to csv? Using Outlook 0
RBLampert Assigning a newly (re)created e-mail account to a specific .pst data file Using Outlook 2
S newly added shared mailboxes downloading 500GB data a day Exchange Server Administration 1
M Using field names to capture a data element Using Outlook 0
S Custom Form, copy user field data to message body Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 12
M Outlook 2016 Requesting data from server Using Outlook 0
G Entered data in custom field goes in card and does not stay in list view Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
E Copying data from e-mail attachement to EXCEL file via macro Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 38
Sofia Manni Some of my favorite data in outlook. Using Outlook 2
A Outlook 2016 Will Not Show Any Data In the People Pane Using Outlook 17
A Script to fetch data from mails in restricted collection and sending them to excel Using Outlook 1
Commodore Search cannot complete the indexing of your Outlook data Using Outlook 6
P Microsoft Outlook is requesting data from the server Using Outlook 2
S BCM Auto Backup Data and Customizations BCM (Business Contact Manager) 6
K How to access emails found to be located in "Top of Outlook data file"? Using Outlook 3
M adding corresponding contact form data on a mass scale Using Outlook 5

Similar threads