Best strategy to set up Gmail with Outlook 2007??
Posted on 2010-09-03
I have my mail account with Google Gmail (administring my domain e-mail from there) and now I am trying to figure out the most optimal way to set up Outlook 2007 with IMAP together with this Google account...
The problem I see revolves around the folder structure in Outlook and the labels in Gmail.
As it is much quicker to set up rules in Outlook and let Outlook move the emails to different folders, I would like to use Outlook rules to administre the mails and then let these folders be reflected at the Gmail side.
Are there any thing I should think of when setting up folders and rules in Outook? I have tried to do this, but it seems that the folders are not synced properly as it is at the moment...
For example I have created a folder named "Private" in Outlook under the Google Gmail account, and this folder has been replicated at the Google side, BUT the contents are NOT the same???
I have a rule for incomming messages who will look in the Outlook inbox, and if they are from any of the email addresses specified in the rule, they should be moved to this "Private" folder in Outlook (with the intention that this change on the Outlook side should be reflected on the Gmail side). As said before, I find some mail in the Gmail "Private"-folder which are NOT present at all in the Outlook side which make me really confused as I cannot immagine how they can be in the Private folder on the Gmail side and not at the Outlook side as it is the Outlook rule that moves them to the Private folder first???
So maybe I will have to start all over again from scratch!!!
But then I would like some guidence on how to set this up correctly, thank you!!!