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Change from POP3 to IMAP mail


mgmcc

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I help someone run a "one-man" business in which he uses POP3 mail with Outlook 2003 and, in order to have his mail available in multiple computers, IMAP would be a much better solution. At the moment, he has about 30 Sub-folders in Inbox, many of which contain a very large number of emails, so the question is:

If his email was changed from POP3 to IMAP, would the IMAP server automatically pick up the existing messages within the Inbox sub-folders? These messages must not be lost.

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mgmcc

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lotvic,

"I would have thought it easier to keep track of replies if each contact had their own folder that replies (sent emails) are also put in"

This is actually what he does. Although each "customer" has a sub-folder in the Inbox, both sent and received messages are put in there. However, storing these folders separately from the Inbox does make sense.

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lotvic

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To ensure no emails are lost make a backup copy of them to a new folder in C:...Documents. If necessary they can be burnt to DVD

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