I'm using Outlook 2010 on Win7 and I've recently converted from a POP3 email account to an IMAP account and I'm experiencing a number of issues and I don't know how to solve, although I've noted some workarounds. From what I've been able to research, it appears Outlook 2010 support of IMAP is either limited or IMAP itself doesn't support many of the Outlook functions. For example:
- Find Related Messages. That option is greyed out when I'm in the IMAP folder tree. Is there a workaround or solution?
- Unable to delete IMAP folders (a godaddy.com email acct): Godaddy support claims that there’s nothing on their end that’s preventing deletion, but yet I’m able to delete a folder in my gmail acct in Outlook (gmail doesn’t actually create folders, they add a ‘label’ to a message which makes it behave as if it was put in a folder). The workaround isn’t too bad – move the folder into a non-IMAP mailbox (your default Outlook mailbox), then delete it.
- Slowness in Outlook opening IMAP messages: When I open a message I haven't viewed before, I often see a brief popup window ‘downloading’, a delay of a few seconds (especially if the message contains an attachment), then the message displays in the preview pane. This is happening despite the Outlook (default) setting which causes all IMAP folders in the account’s mailbox to download the complete message when receiving message, but it still seems to wait until the message is read to download. Why is Outlook not 'pre-downloading' the entire message as per the settings?