OUTLOOK 2013: How Do I Move Emails to Folders stored on my Hard Drive?

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
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IMAP
I MUST keep all my emails along with attachments. I created sub folders in outlook so I can drag and drop, but that seems to be a problem with Outlook 2013 as it is taking up too much space. I keep getting a message stating that my IMAP server is alerting me to the following: Email is too large, limit size to less than 20MB". Problem is, this alert keeps popping up even when I'm not emailing. I didn't have this problem with Outlook 2010. Can someone tell me how I can safely move my folders so that they are stored on my hard drive--yet still remain in Outlook? I want to be able to drag and drop the emails as I read them to the appropriate folder. Thank you!
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
That is a side effect of the Outlook feature that checks mail size before sending - when you move messages in an IMAP account outlook thinks its a sent message and triggers the message.

do you know the maximum size your server allows? You can change the limit using a registry key - http://slipstick.com/outlook/email/outlook-2010s-default-attachment-size/ - I'd raise it to the max size you can receive.
 
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Thank you. I did expand to the maximum. However, I still need to figure out how to move my sub-folders to my hard drive. Also, now I'm getting another message. "Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: cannot rename system folders". What does this mean? Could I be getting this message as a result of my erroneous attempts to move my sub-folders? Or is this a message I'm getting as a result of my change to the registry?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
That alert is probably from trying to move folders. Where are you trying to move it to? You many need to keep it under the Inbox folder.
 
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