View IMAP and POP3 emails in same Inbox in Output 2013

Is it possible to set up Outlook 2013 to view a Pop3 and a different IMAP in the same inbox
Rob4077Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The OST file is just a cache of the IMAP contents. It is not a PST file. So you are (apparently) not downloading email into a PST file - just keeping it in IMAP. So you cannot "keep everything in one file". You need a POP mail file and an IMAP mail file and they will be separate.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you set up IMAP to download to Outlook (Leave mail on server) and set that to an Outlook Data File, you can then set up a POP account, use the Manual Account Setup and not Wizard and point the POP account to the same data file as above, then all your email will come into one inbox. I do this with POP accounts and it works fine.

Outlook 2010 and 2013 want to set up each account as a new data file. Do not use the wizard so you can control what data file is used.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
It might have changed with 2013, but in the past you had to complete the setup for the second account, choosing an own data file, and could only change to a single file after that.
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Jen JewellCommented:
Yes you set same inbox for your each mail. I already use that. Both different mails download in same inbox.. Open Outlook, Click on File over the top of left. Then click Account Setting. Select your second mail id and now click change folder button..  Select your 1st email id, and create new folder and click ok..

Now your all mails download into same inbox. :)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As I noted in the first post, you can set ONE data file for any number of accounts just by doing it manually and not using the wizard. I do this for both Outlook 2010 and 2013.
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Jen JewellCommented:
I don't know about Outlook 2010, because i use MS Outlook 2013.. Thanks for share @johnhurst :)
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Rob4077Author Commented:
Thanks for your comments. As I had already set up the IMAP mail box before I posted the question I had hoped I could change the file but there is no change button for the IMAP one, only for the POP3 mailbox. Is there a way or do I need to delete the IMAP one and start again?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try setting up the IMAP account again to see. It is always best to point the account to the data file (PST file) when you set up the account.
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Rob4077Author Commented:
I've tried setting it up manually but it doesn't seem to give me a choice of data file. Are you saying I have to point POP3 emails to the IMAP (ost) folder. Can't I refer my IMAP to the pst folder?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use POP accounts, but when I make a New Account and do NOT use the Wizard, I can point my account to any data file I have. I use my Default File.

Do you have your IMAP file in this list?

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Rob4077Author Commented:
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Rob4077Author Commented:
This is what it looks like
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Rob4077Author Commented:
Ok thanks. I can use gmail as POP3 but then if I make changes on my PC they wont be reflected on my phone. With the IMAP account I wanted to handle the email once only whether on the phone or PC and have it reflected on the other device. With the POP3 accounts I tend to look at them on my phone so I know what's happening but handle them when I am on my PC later so POP3 works best. Can't do. Thanks anyway....Rob
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My main email account is POP for Outlook and IMAP on the host provider. So I see email on my iPhone (IMAP) until after I download it on both computers and then delete the email. Then it is gone everywhere. This works for me because my laptop goes everywhere with me.

If you wish to retain IMAP and all your mail, then you need two Outlook locations to handle things.
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Rob4077Author Commented:
I didn't want this to be the answer but facts are facts. Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Rob4077 - Thanks for the update. I do understand, but as you say, such are the facts.
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