Outlook 365 - Gmail and Outlook: how to force Outlook to start up in Gmail?

ofw62

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Outlook 365 with both a Gmail-account (IMAP, .ost file) and an Outlook account (Exchange)

Account Settings, tab : the Gmail is set to default ('Send from this account by default')
Account Settings, tab [Data Files]: the Outlook account file is set to default.

I tried but believe Outlook does not allow me to change it to the Gmail .ost file.

Currently, when launched, Outlook starts in the Outlook inbox.

Q: How can I change this so it will start in the Gmail inbox?
FWIW: in the folder pane on the left, the Gmail account is already listed as first.
However, I think this is not relevant.

Thanks.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
You cannot set the gmail ost as the default but don't need to - file > options > advanced - set start up folder.
 

ofw62

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Ah! Right, thank you so much Diane. Obviously I wasn't aware of this.
Super.

Thanks again!
 
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