Solved

MS Outlook 2007 IMAP issue

Posted on 2011-03-11
3
467 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Greetings,

I am using Microsoft Outlook 2007 to connect to my Surgemail email account via IMAP connection.

I have noticed that when I select an email in the Sent Items folder (on the email server), it seems that Outlook will download that email right away, including the attachments. I have not even opened the mail at this point, just highlighted it. So if I select an email with a large size, the application will freeze, while downloading the email in the background (I checked using Windows Task Manager that my pc is indeed downloading a file at that time).

But this does not happen with my other IMAP folders. Outlook will not download the email and all its attachments unless I open the mail and download the files. I find that this issue only happens on my Sent Items folder.

Kindly help me how I can prevent Outlook from automatically downloading email attachments when selecting them from the Sent Items folder.

Thank you in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:ocamporuss
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
villeah earned 250 total points
ID: 35107286
Hello,

Have you tried to change send/receive settings from Tools --> Options --> Email Options --> Send or receive --> Select account (or all accounts) and press edit.

There you can configure how Outlook handles download operations by email folder.
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:ocamporuss
ocamporuss earned 0 total points
ID: 35126819
Hi villeah,

Thank you for your input. I have checked and settings are default (Download headers for subscribed folders) so i have not changed anything. But after a few software and PC restarts, it seems that it is behaving a lot better now.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ocamporuss
ID: 35170544
The solution given was relevant to the issue and indeed has direct relation to the problem. Unfortunately the settings already used are correct and the issue seems to have been resolved by multiple restarts of the software and the machine.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
Large Outlook files lead to various unwanted errors and corruption issues. Furthermore, large outlook files can also make Outlook take longer to start-up, search, navigate, and shut-down. So, In this article, i will discuss a method to make your Out…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question