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How can I get Outlook 2003 to process my sent mail in date order using an imap connection?

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I'm using Outlook 2003 with googlemail, both configured to use an imap connection.  After sending a mail from Outlook, I can look in the server's sent folder on Outlook and see the mail there.  The problem is that the sent mail is grouped under "no date" until I click on the mail in the sent folder.  Then it appears the sent date is processed and the mail grouped correctly under the sent date.

Is there a way to get Outlook to automatically group my sent mails on the server by sent date without having to click on each mail?  Many thanks.
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by:kjanicke
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Look under the view options in Outlook.  Youc an select to "arrange byt" a specific fiel;d or order.  You can also customize your view and select one of the predefined views.
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Thanks, but I've already got the view set to order by date.  The problem is that Outlook doesn't seem to be aware of the date of sent mail until I click on that mail and then there is a brief interaction with the imap server.  Until that happens the mail is sorted under "no date".

Any ideas to make this happen automatically without my having to click on every sent mail to get them ordered properly?
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With IMAP, is there a configuration to download / show headers only?  With POP or cached mode, the headers are downloaded first to save time and bandwidth.
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by:neilc330
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Thanks kjanicke, that's fixed it!  I found the option under Tools -> Options -> Mail Setup -> Send/Receive.  I've now got the sent folder set to download the entire email, default was to download header only.

To clarify, I'm sorting the sent folder view by "sent date".  It seems "sent date" is not one of the fields downloaded in the header alone.
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I'm glad you fond a solution!!  Thanks.
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