How do I merge accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2010?

I have created two accounts in Microsoft Outlook (see attached) , both of which point to the same server. The difference is that one account is configured as POP3, while the other is configured as IMAP. I would like to keep the account that is configured as IMAP and discard the other. However, I need to keep the subfolders I created under the POP3 account. What is the best way to move the subfolders or merge the accounts before I remove the POP3 account?

Outlook-Accounts.docx
babyb00merAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
Which Outlook version do you have?  If not a lot of folders I prefer to move them manually.

You can:

1. export the emails from the POP account
2. disable the POP account
3. create the new IMAP account
4. Import the POP emails into your IMAP account which will send the pop emails back to IMAP server

Please also have a look at this article Convert from a POP3 account to IMAP
babyb00merAuthor Commented:
The account with the name ending in ' (2)' is the IMAP account. It is already downloading email from the server. My primary concern is the preservation of the other folders. I have no objections to moving them manually. Are instructions for doing that included in the link you provided?
Wayne88Commented:
I understand the IMAP is already setup then you can skip this step.  The easiest way would be to do it manually or follow step below.  The link was meant for additional resource.

1. export the emails from the POP account
2. disable the POP account
3. Import the POP emails into your IMAP account which will send the pop emails back to IMAP server

Here is an example on how to export the emails using Outlook 2010: http://support.sherweb.com/Faqs/show/how-to-export-an-outlook-2010-pst-file-exchange-2010
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babyb00merAuthor Commented:
It has been grueling, but I think the end is in sight. Please refer to the attached  document for a current status and follow-up questions.

Outlook-Accounts.pdf
Wayne88Commented:
Hi babyb00mer,

You said "I no longer want to display the account that was created by the import of the POP3 backup file, but I haven’t figured out how to accomplish that."  I assume you meant the emails (mailstore).

In the data tab, you should be able to remove/detach the PST file and it will not be shown in Outlook.

Wayne
babyb00merAuthor Commented:
Wayne,

please refer to my response in the attached file

Outlook-configuration-again.pdf
Wayne88Commented:
Hi babyb00mer,

I assumed you accessed the settings through Outlook when it's opened.  You can access it another way.

Close Outlook and go to Control Panel > Mail > Data Files then select the other PST file you wanted as the default.  Now you should also be able to delete the want you wanted gone.

Wayne
babyb00merAuthor Commented:
yeah, Outlook doesn't like it when I remove that PST file manually.
babyb00merAuthor Commented:
nope! closing Outlook and using control panel produces the same errors.
babyb00merAuthor Commented:
I wonder whether I could export the IMAP data, delete/remove everything and then import the IMAP data file.
Wayne88Commented:
With IMAP you don't need to delete/remove anything.  The mailbox, structures and content is stored on the email server.  If you're comfortable in setting up IMAP again from scratch then I also recommend uninstalling Outlook and reinstalling it before you do the IMAP configuration.

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babyb00merAuthor Commented:
Okay! So you're saying that I could rip out (i.e., redo) the client-side configuration without affecting what is stored on the server. All of my stuff would be there waiting for me to reconnect.
Wayne88Commented:
That's right, that's IMAP.  IMAP emails are kept on remote email servers until the user deletes them.

Nevertheless, always backup your PST files, to make sure you always have copy for backup.
babyb00merAuthor Commented:
As it turns out, I followed Wayne's  recommendation to reinstall Outlook, but took it one step further! I purchased and installed Outlook 2013. Although it was an expensive solution, the fact that Outlook 2013 uses a different file naming convention for the data file(s) eliminated the conflicts I was encountering while trying to reconfigure Outlook 2010. Wayne's solution would've worked just as well and been a lot cheaper, but I am traveling and don't have  the installation media for Office 2010 with me. Consequently, I elected to take the plunge for Outlook 2013.
Wayne88Commented:
Glad to hear you got it worked out.  Thanks for the points.  Cheers!
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