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Send/Receive Email - How to Change Position of Accounts in the Dropdown List - Outlook 2013

Posted on 2014-01-29
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OS: Microsoft Windows 7
Client: Outlook 2013

PROBLEM
I would like to know how to change the order in which email accounts are processed by the send/receive command. I would also like to know how to move an account to a different location in the dropdown list.

EXAMPLE
Select: Send/Receive (tab) > Send/Receive Groups (dropdown appears) > xyz@gmail.com appears way at the bottom, and I have to scroll way down to even see it.

QUESTION
1. I want to move the xyz@gmail.com account higher up in the dropdown list.
2. I also want that email account to process its inbox prior to the other accounts below it.
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Question by:WizeOwl
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John Hurst earned 350 total points
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Go to Outlook 2013, File, Account Settings and go to the Accounts screen. You can change the order of accounts there with the arrow buttons. See if that works for you.

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by:WizeOwl
ID: 39819889
UPDATE
Yes, question #1 has been resolved. I was able to move accounts in the dropdown list. However, #2 was not resolved. The order of processing has not changed.

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2. I also want that email account to process its inbox prior to the other accounts below it.
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by:Md. Mojahid
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As per my knowledge you  can't droned default setting. and you have to configure account sequence as you want.
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by:Aditya Arora
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Hi,

as told by Thinkpads_User  You can use arrow in the right corner to change processing order of in box
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by:WizeOwl
ID: 39820116
re: Mohajid: I do not know what "droned" means. It is one thing to say you don't know how, it is another to say it cannot be done.
re: Aditya: As I stated above (id: 39819889), I applied the arrows, which resolved issue #1, but "The order of processing has not changed."

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2. Changing the order in the dropdown does not seem to change the order in which "Send/Receive" is processed.
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by:Md. Mojahid
ID: 39820124
Sorry for miss type i mean dropped down.
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by:Aditya Arora
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Okay if possible you can check by reconfiguring the ID in number in which you want to process.
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by:WizeOwl
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Aditya (post 39820143): Do you know where to change the ID number? Is that in the registry?
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by:Aditya Arora
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@Wizeowl - what i want to say is  remove the ID from outlook and reconfigure in the sequence in which you want them to process. I dont know it will solve your purpose or not its a test which you can check if suitable for you.
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by:John Hurst
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You can look in Outlook, Send Receive tab, Send Receive Groups, Define Send Receive Groups, and a new Window opens.

Click on Edit for All Accounts and in there you can control what accounts will do a send/receive. I enable one main account and disable the others. I do them manually as I require.

Setting the display list order (way back here) and controlling what accounts send/receive (here above) are the ways you can control Outlook accounts.

I don't think you can order the send/receive except by the order you set them up. That is how my accounts work.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:WizeOwl
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2. Changing the order in the dropdown does not seem to change the order in which "Send/Receive" is processed.

>> Is there a way to do this as a Registry Hack?
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by:John Hurst
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As I noted, the order in Send / Receive is the order in which you set up the accounts originally. Even then, I do not think you can change the order of the actual processing.

..... Thinkpads_User
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by:WizeOwl
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John Hurst : Your suggestion is good, it works, and I can use it as a work-around, thank you.

However, I would like to know where Outlook keeps the internal configuration data to determine the order of processing.

Shall I create a NEW question, or can someone answer that question here?

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by:John Hurst
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I am not certain if the order of processing is readily available, that is, it may not be in a registry key.

So yes, probably that should be a new question.
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@WizeOwl - Thank you.
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