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So, my "new every two year" promotion with Verizon Wireless is coming up next month and I am probably going to get a Blackberry, possibly the Storm. Yes, I have read the reviews but I still like it.

In preparation, I am switching my email accounts from POP3 to IMAP this weekend. I use Outlook 2007 at home and it's currently set as POP3 and downloads messages from the server to my local computer. I have a fairly extensive mailbox setup with many sub folders and sub-sub folders. To make it even more interesting, I have both of my gmail accounts deliver mail to a single inbox.

I'm going to have to switch both accounts to IMAP and recreate the folder heirarchy in both IMAP inboxes and then parse out the POP3 emails based on sub folder location and account. I guess I'll have to sort emails based on which account the email was sent to, which I hope is possible.

Yay.

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sumsinnow
Feb. 12th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
IMAP you MAP we ALL GMAIL :)
be careful with IMAP and gmail. If you tend to keep a ton of messages in your inbox via the web, it will take forever to download them. I was also getting goofy errors all the time, complaining about my password being invalid. Of couse there's always solutions to these things, and I may have them delicious'ed somewhere. I'll shoot them over if you haven't already found them.

erasure25
Feb. 13th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Re: IMAP you MAP we ALL GMAIL :)
Yea, I'm sure nothing goes as smoothly as one would want. I'm a control freak about my email so keeping it on a server in mystical Gmail-land is kinda hard to get used to... but I think it will help simplify things down the road when I start accessing it more from my soon-to-get blackberry. So far, no problems in Outlook, although uploading old mail from my hard drive to IMAP folders is taking a while...
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