Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Outlook 2010 - POP to IMAP

30 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Outlook 2010 - POP to IMAP

Hi guys, this is my first post here, I hope I'm posting in the right section and not breaking any rules.

So, here's the deal: at the place I'm working al the emails accounts have been configured as POP back in 2006. They're paying for a domain, etc., now they want to access the mail from their homes, so I have to change the configuration to IMAP.

I'll have to go one by one and edit all the accounts.
My question is about the importing the old (pop) emails they've been saving over the years (few GB for each, but it doesn't matter).

How do I do it? Make en export of all their folders/emails, configuration/etc., delete the POP account, and re-add it as an IMAP one? And after that just import the .pst file I previously saved? That will import all the emails and folders?

Or I'll have to just import the .pst file, and move - with my hands - the emails to the IMAP account?

Also, in the future if needed, I'll be able to make back-ups of the IMAP emails? I'll be able to download them all and store them locally?

Thanks in advance for any input or help!

edit: please, a kind mod, move this to: Browsers & Mail. Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Hope this is what you are looking for. I would try it on a test account first...

Convert from a POP3 account to IMAP |
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks you very much, Lemur!

I'll try that and mark the thread as solved if that's the case, once I try it out.

Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Outlook 2010 - POP to IMAP

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
outlook 2010 imap
hello i have an imap account and a hotmail account in outlook. everytime i open outlook the msn tree is always expanded and my imap (personal email) is always closed. woult there be a way to have outlook rememeber how i leave them when i close outlook so when i open it they are in the same...
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 imap too slow
Hello, I have set Gmail in Outlook 2010 and the set up went flawlessly. I have noticed that it takes way too long to check mail. Someone said to configure pop instead of imap and it would be faster. I found a tutorial on this and it did not work. Any one know how to help me with this? Thanks,...
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 and IMAP account
Okay, I have had this problem several times and now I want to know what is causing the problem. In outlook you can add certain folder to your favorites so that they appear like short cuts at the top of the navigation window. But from time to time different imap short cuts don't appear and then I...
Browsers & Mail
Outlook 2010 Saga with IMAP, Can I use Office 2010 and
Hi all Having totally WIPED office 2010 from my system and re-installed again the problem I had with the "Purge" folder not appearing now is SOLVED. However you still don't get a line through the deleted items -- but they are in Trash folder now. This is BETTER but still NOT WHAT IS NEEDED...
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 with IMAP
Hi all Is there anyway to make the Delete function in Outlook 2010 work the same as in Outlook 2007 (and earlier) with IMAP. In Outlook 2007 delete doesn't actually DELETE the email but just puts a line through the items. Mail is actually deleted when you go to ==>edit===>PURGE. In Outlook...
Microsoft Office

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+