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How to make Outlook 2003 Open initially to a IMAP inbox?

Posted on 2006-10-30
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Experts,

Correct me if I am wrong, but it appears that when I set up an IMAP account in Outlook 2003, it cannot be made to use the default personal folder as the plave it delivers mail to?  The nature of IMAP means that it must be handled differently, in a seperate folder/profile??  At least, that's how I see it now. Outlook 2003 with IMAP only looks like

IMAP
----INBOX
----SENT
etc . . .
Personal Folders
----Inbox
----Sent
etc . . . .

I know how to make anything in the personal folder default at start up, and I know how to use command line switches to make other created folders default at startup (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;214453) but is there any way to make the IMAP inbox default at start up.  It does not show up in the list and it does not seem to be able to be set up using a command line switch.

There was another thread here at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20936603.html but the question never really was answered.  

Is it possible? Or if users are using IMAP will they just have to navigate using Favorite Folders etc . . .  Not that that is such a big deal, but . . . .

Thanks
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Question by:Mixmangle
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by:MikeSel
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You could use VBA code in the Application Event

Set ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderFolderName)

If you dont know the folder name (not tested on IMAP) you could use it's id

Set ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = Session.GetFolderFromID(olFolderID)

And if you dont know that try this
Dim myFolder

myfolder = Session.PickFolder
Debug.print myfolder.StoreID

Copy an paste the ID into the brackets around olfolderid.. Surround the id with "" signs

For example

Private Sub Application_Startup()
Set ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = Session.GetFolderFrom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
End Sub

Would load outlook in my deleted items folder
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by:Mixmangle
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Figured it out.

Tools---->options---->Other--->advanced options.

I thought everyone was on IMAP, but I think I was checking for it initally on a Outlook with POP3 setup. natually, it's not there!!!  Duh. My own worst enemy sometimes
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