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Windows 7: Outlook 2007 - IMAP Only

11 Dec 2009   #1

Outlook 2007 - IMAP Only

I want to add an account to Outlook 2007, but it only lets me choose IMAP. IMAP is the only choice in the dropdown. I want to add a POP3 server. How can I do that? Thanks

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12 Dec 2009   #2


64 views and no replies? Was it something I said?
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12 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)

Wish I could help but if Outlook is only showing/permitting IMAP while it should default to POP, then there's something wrong with install. I'd reinstall Outlook or at least attempt a repair...
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12 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Sounds like something's not right. Let's double-check the route you are taking to create an account:
  1. Tools -> Account Settings...
  2. Email tab
  3. New...
  4. Choose Email Service -> Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP
  5. Next
  6. Check the box for "Manually configure server settings or additional server types"
  7. Next
  8. Choose Email Service -> Internet E-mail
  9. Next
  10. Server Information -> Account Type -> a drop-down list, including POP3, IMAP and HTTP
  11. Choose POP3, and then enter the rest of your settings
Does that all work...?
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12 Dec 2009   #5


That all worked, except when I got to the page to select the server type, IMAP was the only thing available. Here's the interesting part. Just for grins, I set my wife's account up by closing Outlook, and going into Control Panel/Mail. It let me set her account up as POP3 and worked fine. I deleted my account, and set it up again, this time in Control Panel, and it worked. I am now set up on POP3
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13 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

It's still a mystery, but at least it's all sorted now? Hope it's stable and working well
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13 Dec 2009   #7

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
it won't allow you to CHANGE an account from IMAP or POP.

I think you also (like me) have to be a Non Native English speaker to understand their convoluted meaning of the word ADD ACCOUNT.

The ADD account adds another name / mailbox to your Primary account so as above you can't CHANGE from IMAP to POP or the other way around.

If you CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT it's fine.

If you want to switch your PRIMARY account you have to DELETE and CREATE it again.

Strange but true.

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