Outlook 2010 IMAP Gmail Delete/Move Slow Performance
Posted on 2012-03-23
Hello, I have recently switched to gmail from a home exchange server. I now sync my iphone and ipad via exchange activesync to gmail and the performance is fast. I am using Apple Mail from my Macbook Air to access my gmail via IMAP and it deletes and moves emails very quickly, almost no noticeable delay.
I hooked up Outlook 2010 to gmail vs IMAP and the performance is really slow. It takes about 3 seconds to do a delete or move email to another folder. My desktop Outlook is running on a very powerful computer with a very fast internet connection, yet the performance is horrible. When I was hooked up to Exchange Outlook was very fast. I have tried reading numerous posts to find a solution.
1. People say to only download headers, but that doesn't seem to help the process.
2. Other people said they switched to pop, but I don't see how that would allow me to stay in sync with all my devices.
3. Some say try to work offline - I tried the solution to work offline but then I can't move the emails and get an error message "The connection to the server is unavailable. Outlook must be online..."
4. Other people said to use Google sync, but they apparently only offer it to google apps for business owners and they don't allow one person from an organization to migrate.
I can even log in to gmail from a browser and deleting and moving emails is much faster than my desktop outlook. Is there any solution to get Outlook fast performance with IMAP gmail?
Thanks in advance,