I regret to say that over the years, I have ended up with duplicates of thousands of emails. I have tried to use Duplicate Cleaner, but there are four archive.pst files in addition to the Outlook.pst file with many subfolders, and it just seems to be too much for it.
It seems to me that the Import PST feature with the option "Do not import duplicates" should allow me to create a new profile/PST file, start out fresh with no messages, import each existing PST file, and that only one copy of each email not previously imported would be imported. However, when I set up my Gmail POP3 account, everything online pours into my Inbox and takes several hours. Then, when I import my PST files, duplicates are imported.
1. Is there a way to stop my entire Gmail online account from downloading when I set up a new POP account?
2. Is there a way to start out with no emails, import my archive.pst data from multiple files and have no duplicates, then start receiving new Gmail messages from that point on?
I also have it set up as an IMAP folder, but really prefer to just use IMAP on my Nokia Lumia phone, iPads, laptops, etc. My online account only goes back to 2011, and my PSTs go back to the 90's. I am also noticing that some current online messages are not POPing to my Outlook mailbox. I would like to continue using Outlook 2010 on my PC, but will certainly consider other options.
Appreciate your guidance with this.