Move to new pc = imap mess


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Michael Cortese

I had outlook setup with a gmail imap account.

I moved to a new pc and copied the PST file. The problem is that I
wound up with 2 PSTs. The second was created by outlook when I added
the gmail email account (it doesnt loet you select a pst). Further,
the default is my old PST, It won't let me pick the new pst as the
default. Therefore, when I try to send an email, it goes into the old
PST outbox and sits there indefinitely (since it is not associated
with an email account).

Is there anyway to associate my old PST will my gmail email account?
Is there any other way to get this working?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

No, you can't use the old PST as the store for the imap account. Create a
new profile with the imap account. Let outlook sync the account. If there is
something in the old pst you need to keep, open it using file, open, outlook
data file and copy it to a new pst.

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Michael Cortese

No, you can't use the old PST as the store for theimapaccount. Create a
new profile with theimapaccount. Letoutlooksync the account. If there is
something in the old pst you need to keep, open it using file, open,outlook
data file and copy it to a new pst.

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I hadoutlooksetup with a gmailimapaccount.
I moved to a newpcand copied the PST file. The problem is that I
wound up with 2 PSTs. The second was created byoutlookwhen I added
the gmail email account (it doesnt loet you select a pst).  Further,
the default is my old PST, It won't let me pick the new pst as the
default. Therefore, when I try to send an email, it goes into the old
PST outbox and sits there indefinitely (since it is not associated
with an email account).
Is there anyway to associate my old PST will my gmail email account?
Is there any other way to get this working?

I have a new PST. I gert my email there. The problem is the old file
is the default file. I cannot delete the old file. I cannot set the
new one as the default. When I go into accounts and click on the new
PST, Set as default is disabled.
 
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11111

Same issue with outlook 2010!
I think MS must consider that more and more users will work with gmail
directly, and if MS wants to have these users continue and use outlook
as an mail client - this limitation should be solved.
Tal
 
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Carmel

Same issue with outlook 2010!
I think MS must consider that more and more users will work with gmail
directly, and if MS wants to have these users continue and use outlook
as an mail client - this limitation should be solved.

I think you must remember that both Microsoft (Outlook) and Google
(GMail) both fail to comply with RFCs. For years this has caused
problems with fully compliant MUAs & MTAs that adhered to RFCs. While I
still hold out hope that Microsoft might someday produce fully
compliant software, I have strong reservations in regards to Google's
offerings.

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Carmel

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