Outlook 2013 Gmail IMPA emails not showing dates only showing times

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Dear Experts

Recently I have migrated from POP3 to IMAP (G suite) for business

Initially I created backup for POP3 , default name : "backup.pst"

Then used utility called "G suite migration for outlook" that uploads all sub-folders including emails from POP3 (backup.pst) to the Gmail server.

After migration completed successfully I setup Gmail IMAP account on the outlook 2013 and it started downloading emails from the Gmail server to my computer.

So far no problem.

What I realized two issue :

1- Subfolders email have only time no date (day, month, year) ?

2- A folder called "backup.pst" created with IMAP if I delete that folder it will be created again !!!,,,,please see snapshot attached

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Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Are you using the gsuite sync utility (to sync calendar and contacts) or just imap?
did you make a new profile? it might help with the backup.pst problem. Unless you have the backup set as default data file (but then it can't be removed, so i don't think its this).

On 1 - did you reset the view on the folder? Default compact view is times for today, day of week for older - more than 2 weeks, is short date format.

You have some control over the date format - View tab, View settings- Format columns, change the received column's format from best fit. This will apply to all messages, rather than use different format by date received.
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