Microsoft® Outlook IMAP Settings
Know about Microsoft Outlook 2007 and how to configure IMAP settings in it?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a personal information management tool in Microsoft Office 2007 with added features and improved technology. The tools that make it highly efficient to use are Working across time zones, getting organized, managing RSS feeds, using quick flags, coloring the categories, preview attachments, Outlook your way etc. Microsoft Outlook 2007 has lot of new features and useful tools in order to help users to organize the day and to get the work done. It also helps users to send and receive mails, manage mails, manage address book and task lists, create and share calendar items etc. It also supports numerous server types like POP, HTTP, IMAP etc. Microsoft Outlook 2007 mainly supports IMAP4. IMAP refers to Internet Message Access Protocol. With the help of this, users can get many advantages. Configuring IMAP account is an easy process after obtaining necessary settings from e-mail service provider.
Following is some information about the ways to configure Microsoft Outlook 7 for IMAP and some common issues pertaining to the configuration:
- Configure Microsoft Outlook 7 for IMAP
- Problem in sending and receiving e-mails
- Microsoft Outlook 2007 hangs
Configure Microsoft Outlook 7 for IMAP
For this process users have to select the account setting from tools option. From it select 'e-mail' and click 'new'. Then select 'Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP' and select 'Next' button. Then a check box is displayed labeled as 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types', if this box is unchecked, mark it. In the next step click 'Internet E-mail' and then 'Next'. Provide all relevant information and select 'Account type' and select 'IMAP'. After giving all details click 'More Settings' and then select 'Outgoing Server' tab and mark the check box that appears. Enter details like incoming and outgoing server port numbers from 'Advanced settings' and confirm the action by clicking 'OK'.
Problem in sending and receiving e-mails
There might arise some problems while configuring Microsoft Outlook 2007 for IMAP. One such issue is problems while sending and receiving e-mail messages. This could be caused due to the improper integration of IMAP with Microsoft Outlook 2007. When this problem arises, IMAP account might not show any mails that are sent or received. This could be solved by downloading IMAP mail box to Exchange server.
Another problem with Microsoft Outlook 2007 after configuring IMAP is Outlook hanging issues. After this process, users might find it slow to open, taking a lot of time in opening respective folders etc. This could be caused due to architectural change in the PST or OST files after configuring IMAP. Sometimes Microsoft Outlook 2007 responds slowly while composing or replying to an e-mail message.
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