N/APosted on - 12/08/2011
I am trying to use my Gmail account in Outlook via IMAP.
Whenever I do, I am getting a Gmail folder that consists of the entire system folders of Gmail.
My question is will it have any effect if I will try to make a subfolder and copy all the contents of Gmail’s system folders in it?
If it won’t cause any problem, how can I make or create a root folder for my Gmail account in Outlook?
Can anyone please send me some help?
Create root folder of Gmail in Outlook
To create Gmail root folder in Outlook, go to the “Advanced Settings” tab of outlook’s account configuration.
In Outlook 2003:
Tools> E-mail Accounts> options: View / change existing e-mail accounts> Next
In Outlook 2007:
Tools > Account Settings > E-mail Tab
File> section Info> Account Settings button > Account Settings > E-mail Tab
Now, double-click on Gmail IMAP (Your) account.
Click More Settings > Select the Advanced tab. > set the “Root folder path” to: [Gmail]. You have to type just like this: [Gmail] or copy this. When the setting is done, it will confirm you and lead you to out from all opened dialog box.
Then you will get a notification that about IMAP ‘s cache is needed to be rebuild. Sometimes, the Sent Items option/Tab and Deleted Items folder option/Tab needs to be created/Set up again.
The root folder [Gmail] is still not visible in Outlook. To fix this problem is to rename ‘My label 1’ to ‘[Gmail] / My label 1’ with Gmail’s Web interface. You can also create a Label [Gmail] and configure the ‘My Label 1’ as [Gmail] Label’s nested part.
After this, the Gmail folder will be visible in Outlook, and you can use Gmail smoothly.