IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.

Add Your OTHER email services to Outlook 2011 Mac Using IMAP

For add your other Email accounts to Outlook 2011 is simple.

  • Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2011. If you have just installed Outlook 2011 it will show in your Dock
  • If you see a Welcome to Outlook screen, click Add Account. Otherwise click Tools > Accounts > Add Accountfrom the Apple Menu bar

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  • Click E-mail Account

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  • But as usual like Gmail/Yahoo and AOL for the other mail accounts it's difficult to find out your mail server
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  • Simply go to and type your email address into the Signup box on Sanebox to find out your mail server

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  • Sanebox will helps you to find out your mail server
  • Now we need to manually enter in our settings (what we get from the sanebox)

If you've entered everything in correctly, task will be completed successfully and you can close out of the window and begin using your account via Outlook 2011 mac.

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Import your old POP  account into the newly created IMAP  account

If you currently keep a copy of your mail on the server, then you're done! But if you delete them from the server, then you have to import your old POP mail into your IMAP. Here's how to do it

  • Click the Tools tab
  • Click Import

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  • Click Outlook Data File (.pst or .olm), and then click the right arrow to continue.

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  • Select (.pst) or (.olm)

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  • Browse, your backup (.pst) or (.olm) file to import

  • Done

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  • Now you can check your back up data on outlook

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  • And the very important thing is you have to disable your old POP account from the Outlook, Otherwise they will continue to receive email in the old POP account.
  • Go to Account settings

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  • Delete your old pop account

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Setting up your Sent folder properly

  • From the Accounts window, select Advanced.
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  • Click Folders.
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  • From the Sent drop-down, select Sent Mail (Server).
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