Microsoft Outlook 2003

Posted on 2011-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi, I recently changed my 2003 Microsoft Outlook to an IMAP account so that I could sync up to my iPhone and iPad.  My server allows me to create folders so when I created the IMAP account all of my web folders eventually showed up in Outlook.  So far – so good.

Problem is that now I have the same two headers on the left when I open Outlook.  FAVORITE FOLDERS which contain 1) unread mail, 2) for follow up, 3) sent items.  These appear to be default folders.  The other header is ALL MAIL FOLDERS which contain 1) deleted items, 2) drafts, 3) inbox, 4) junk E-mail, 5) outbox, 6) sent items, 7) search folders PLUS all the folders that are on the server.

My question is, is there a way to delete the FAVORITE FOLDERS from the program since they only take up space and really serve no purpose.
Question by:camtz
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    by:Amit Khilnaney
    Favorites folders

    Favorites folders are those folders which you want to access frequently, they are just a link to original folders. They don't take up space.
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    If you wish to remove clutter, right click on any folder in Favourites and "remove it from favourites" . I leave on Inbox and Sent in there. I have very little clutter and most of my folder tree space is available for all other folders.
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    by:John Hurst
    Thank you. I was pleased to assist. .... Thinkpads_User

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