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IMAP message retrievel takes forever!

  1. #1


    GeV Guest

    IMAP message retrievel takes forever!

    I'm trying out IMAP for several email accounts. I want to use it as a backup so I don't have to worry about backing up my email.
    But to Sync everything up takes quite a while because WLM is checking each folder for new messages instead of juct the Inbox. Is
    there any way I can control this? I would like to sync up all the folders only when I've made a change (like after I just created a
    new folder and rearranged the messages in that account). I don't need it to check 100 folders for maybe 1 change I made a few
    minutes ago. I just need it to check for new incoming messages - the Inbox.

    POP isn't so bad but every time I create a folder in WLM, now I'll also have to do the same on my webmail account and move the
    messages around. It will be a real hassle. Maybe backing up the email isn't so bad an idea after all!



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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: IMAP message retrievel takes forever!

    Tools, Accounts, select that account, properties, IMAP tab,
    unselect "Check for new messages in all folders".

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "GeV" <reply_to_group@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uoNYT2VnJHA.1172@xxxxxx

    > I'm trying out IMAP for several email accounts. I want to use it as a backup so I don't have to worry about backing up my email.
    > But to Sync everything up takes quite a while because WLM is checking each folder for new messages instead of juct the Inbox. Is
    > there any way I can control this? I would like to sync up all the folders only when I've made a change (like after I just created a
    > new folder and rearranged the messages in that account). I don't need it to check 100 folders for maybe 1 change I made a few
    > minutes ago. I just need it to check for new incoming messages - the Inbox.
    >
    > POP isn't so bad but every time I create a folder in WLM, now I'll also have to do the same on my webmail account and move the
    > messages around. It will be a real hassle. Maybe backing up the email isn't so bad an idea after all!
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    GeV Guest

    Re: IMAP message retrievel takes forever!

    > I'm trying out IMAP for several email accounts. I want to use it as a backup so I don't have to worry about backing up my email.

    > But to Sync everything up takes quite a while because WLM is checking each folder for new messages instead of juct the Inbox. Is
    > there any way I can control this? I would like to sync up all the folders only when I've made a change (like after I just created
    > a
    > new folder and rearranged the messages in that account). I don't need it to check 100 folders for maybe 1 change I made a few
    > minutes ago. I just need it to check for new incoming messages - the Inbox.
    >
    > POP isn't so bad but every time I create a folder in WLM, now I'll also have to do the same on my webmail account and move the
    > messages around. It will be a real hassle. Maybe backing up the email isn't so bad an idea after all!
    --------------

    >Tools, Accounts, select that account, properties, IMAP tab, unselect "Check for new messages in all folders".
    But if that is unchecked can I check it manually (say after I just created a folder in WLM and want it mirrored with webmail)?
    I want WLM to check all the email Inboxes every 10 minutes but only want it to sync all the folders when I need to - say once a day.





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  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: IMAP message retrievel takes forever!

    Sorry, I don't how you would do that.

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "GeV" <reply_to_group@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OXKAeJinJHA.4912@xxxxxx

    >> I'm trying out IMAP for several email accounts. I want to use it as a backup so I don't have to worry about backing up my email.
    >> But to Sync everything up takes quite a while because WLM is checking each folder for new messages instead of juct the Inbox. Is
    >> there any way I can control this? I would like to sync up all the folders only when I've made a change (like after I just created
    >> a
    >> new folder and rearranged the messages in that account). I don't need it to check 100 folders for maybe 1 change I made a few
    >> minutes ago. I just need it to check for new incoming messages - the Inbox.
    >>
    >> POP isn't so bad but every time I create a folder in WLM, now I'll also have to do the same on my webmail account and move the
    >> messages around. It will be a real hassle. Maybe backing up the email isn't so bad an idea after all!
    > --------------

    >>Tools, Accounts, select that account, properties, IMAP tab, unselect "Check for new messages in all folders".
    >
    > But if that is unchecked can I check it manually (say after I just created a folder in WLM and want it mirrored with webmail)?
    > I want WLM to check all the email Inboxes every 10 minutes but only want it to sync all the folders when I need to - say once a day.
    >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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