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Gmail in Outlook IMAP Settings applied. How to move to another PC ?

Hello Gurus,

I have set up Outlook to get my emails from Gmail.
But since I want my emails to stay on Gmail, I have set the Outlook to use IMAP.

My Problem is how to "move" or "copy" those emails (normally it should be a PST file !) to another PC (home)
so that I don't have to re-download everything again... Is there a way I could tell outlook to download those into a shared Folder
(USB Stick ?) so that wherever I am I can have access to those emails ?

If not ...any alternative to Outlook  ?


Thanks

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You can use POP3 setting for gmail... it will download emails to your .pst file , apparently Gmail provides the feature to leave a copy of email on server. Follow the below steps:
1) Go to Gmail Settings --> Forwarding and POP/IMAP --> Under PopUp Download --> ' 2. When messages are accessed with POP' --> Select Gmail copy in the Inbox.

2) For setting up in Outlook, follow the below link :
https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=12103
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If I do this , won't it download each time the same emails again and again ?

This you can avoid by selecting  Gmail Settings --> Forwarding and POP/IMAP --> Under PopUp Download --> 1. Status: --> Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded) [Only for first time ]

Once you have all emails downloaded then change this setting to [       Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on  ] .

By doing this you will have all the emails and not repetitive one.
Thanks for the info.
1 problem though.. I did what you said and I am already getting the emails... But the problem is that it seems to download only part of the emails...
it is saying 64 out of 329 emails... where as I have around 6000 emails !!!!

Is there any extra setting I missed ?
I am using Labels in Gmail. Does it have to do ?

Thanks .
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I believe your mail limit to download at a time should be to the maximum of 350. Please click send and receive often or leave it as it is. Outlook should automatically download all the emails.
I will leave outlook open over the week end and see on monday what happens.

Thanks for the help !!

I will close the question on monday if u don't mind.

Regards
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Hello ammounpierre ,
 Can you close this question now and assign the points , it is really long to provide the solution to your question?
I am sorry but I did not get an answer to the question as to how to retrieve the emails data
from 1pc to another when the account is IMAP.

If you want me to close the question I will but It will be unanswered !

Thanks
it did not move the imap folders