Outlook Express and IMAP Settings

Posted On 2007-06-20 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Outlook Express IMAP
Tags: Email Tip Software Hack/Tweak Windows
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This tweak allows you to correctly setup Outlook Express to use folders on the IMAP server for Drafts and Sent Mail instead of duplicating them with local folders.

Open your registry and find the key below. Where ** Account ID ** is the number relating to the IMAP account (e.g. 00000001). You may have to open a few sub-folders to find the correct one.

From your network administrator find out the name of the root IMAP folder (e.g. INBOX), the Drafts folder (e.g. Drafts) and the Sent Items folder (e.g. SentMail).

Create new string values (or modify existing value) named 'IMAP Root Folder', 'IMAP Drafts Folder' and 'IMAP Sent Items Folder'. Set the values to equal the details obtained in the previous step.

Exit the registry and restart Outlook Express.

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts\** Account ID **]
Data Type: REG_SZ

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