I'm thinking about switching back to POP

Christopher M

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Hi Ya'll,

LONG TIME LINUX user here, but decided to give it up and switch back to Windows 10.

I haven't used Outlook in YEAAAAARS.. So I am rusty....

How do I set up a pop 3 account .pst ? right now the account is set up as IMAP, so I need to know how to set up a .pst file for the POP account, or does that automatically happen when I set up a POP account?

Why am I wanting to go back to pop? I am currently stuck on a Hughesnet connection and IMAP is SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! Thank the lord though our local electric company is putting in fiber internet for all of their customers. We've already got the line ran from the pole to the house, but no one on my street is getting a signal so they've had to put a ticket in for that.. ANY WHO... It wont be long!

Plus, I've never been comfortable leaving my email on a server. I just switched to IMAP this year with my domain and Fastmail ( back in Jan I think?) and have been tolerating IMAP.

[ EDIT] PS.. How do I back up the PST every week? Where are PST files stored?

Thanks,
Chris
 

Christopher M

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Office 365 Exchange
OKAY THIS IS STUPID........ I can't add the same address to Outlook, but as a POP account... SERIOUSLY?

"This Email address has already been added"

I need to have access to the IMAP account to move emails off of the server to the local .pst.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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As long as you are using Outlook desktop software, you can use POP - after you enter the address on the add account screen, click Advanced Options and add a check to the manual setup. Click connect. Choose POP on the next page.
 

Christopher M

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Outlook 365 64 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
As long as you are using Outlook desktop software, you can use POP - after you enter the address on the add account screen, click Advanced Options and add a check to the manual setup. Click connect. Choose POP on the next page.
I tried that, see message 2...

I found out if I go to the control panel and click on MAIL ( Outlook) It lets me add the account that way.
 

John Ismyname

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Outlook version
Outlook 2019 64-bit
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IMAP
I am thinking the same thing - switching back to POP. I no longer need to access my email data from multiple devices. Back in the day of early Blackberry, I could access my POP inbox from a Blackberry, send email if I was so inclined. When I download my POP email to my desktop client, it was gone from Blackberry but I no longer needed it there. I see no benefit to entrusting my email history to a third party. I can safely store it myself.

As for Linux to Windows - welcome back to the dark side! LOL

I am just learning Ubuntu now. Unless Microsoft puts out a "Outlook for Linux", I will have to keep a Windows machine for Outlook and a few other essential programs.
 

abii joy

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Outlook 2021 32 bit
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Exchange Server 2007
The same thing is on my mind - switching back to POP. My email data is no longer accessible from multiple devices. During the early days of Blackberry, I could log into my POP inbox from my Blackberry and send email. After downloading my POP email to my desktop client, it was gone from Blackberry, but I didn't need it there anymore. My email history should not be entrusted to a third party. It can be safely stored by me. LOL
 

Christopher M

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Outlook 365 64 bit
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I am just learning Ubuntu now. Unless Microsoft puts out a "Outlook for Linux", I will have to keep a Windows machine for Outlook and a few other essential programs.

Unfortunately, it's not going to happen.

Chris
 

PhilBurton

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
I am thinking the same thing - switching back to POP. I no longer need to access my email data from multiple devices. Back in the day of early Blackberry, I could access my POP inbox from a Blackberry, send email if I was so inclined. When I download my POP email to my desktop client, it was gone from Blackberry but I no longer needed it there. I see no benefit to entrusting my email history to a third party. I can safely store it myself.

As for Linux to Windows - welcome back to the dark side! LOL

I am just learning Ubuntu now. Unless Microsoft puts out a "Outlook for Linux", I will have to keep a Windows machine for Outlook and a few other essential programs.
As an old UNIX user (System III, 4.1 bsd, etc., a bit of Microsoft Xenix for a while) Linux has always fascinated me. However, almost all of the programs I use run only on Windows (or Windows and Mac) but not on Linux. For some programs, there are so-so so-so Linux open source wannabe replacements. With that said, I could save some money, but I don't want to waste endless time futzing with limitations compared to what Adobe, Microsoft, Quicken, and a gazillion low-cost utilities provide.

In the computer biz, either you make it big very quickly, or you don't. For mainstream users, the time for Linux never happened.

Just my two cents. If it matters, most of my career was in software product management and product marketing, and I had to learn a lot of hard lessons along the way.
 
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