[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 416
  • Last Modified:

Multiple IMAP accounts with multiple Sent Items folders


In my office we use a linux mail server. We all use Outlook Express with IMAP accounts to read mails from our personal email accounts and from some shared email accounts.

We want to use Outlook instead of Outlook Express because of all the features it offers. We have not been able to in the past because if you have more than 1 IMAP account in Outlook all sent items go in 1 folder. This is no good for us. We now have Outlook 2003. Does anyone know how to set it up so we can have multiple IMAP accounts and an individual Sent Items folder for each IMAP account?

  • 2
1 Solution
Have you tried this

open outlook
go to file > data file management and create a new personal folder.

then go to inbox
then go to tools > rules wizard > NEW (rule) > start from a blank rule > check messages after they are sent > check
"through specified account" and give the value of the specified account as whatever IMAP account you have > check
"move it to specified folder" and for specify the folder as the sent items in the new personal folder.

Now check what happens if you send email from that IMAP account. Does it go to different sent items folder ?

damieneowenAuthor Commented:
Yes this works. Small problem though. It leaves an unread message in the new sent items folder. Any idea how I could get rid of this without "mark as read" or "mark all messages as read". I can't see how I could make a rule to do it.
How about using Mark read from here


Featured Post

Configuration Guide and Best Practices

Read the guide to learn how to orchestrate Data ONTAP, create application-consistent backups and enable fast recovery from NetApp storage snapshots. Version 9.5 also contains performance and scalability enhancements to meet the needs of the largest enterprise environments.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now