Outlook 2016 configuration POP3 AND IMAP at same time for different email addresses?

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Is it possible to configure Microsoft Outlook 2016 Home and business for IMAP and also POP3 accounts?
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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

Yes, but you must use 2 separate profiles and decide which you'll run every time Outlook is starting
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You can have as many "accounts"

option, account
add account, email address type IMAP
add account, email address type POP3
note that pop3 retrieves data from the source and stores it locally
while imap retrieves message headers and only retrieves the message body when you want to read it.
deals with space.
POP3 once retrieved, unless you have leave on server, only one location will have access to the data.
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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There is no need for separate profiles to run IMAP and POP3 accounts at the same time, providing the email accounts are different. I'm doing it here myself.

Just create the accounts you need and store to the same Outlook PST (Personal Storage Table) file (or different PST files) as per your own preferences. IMAP by default will create a local OST (Offline Storage Table) file.

Or are you wanting to access the same email box with POP3 and IMAP on the same installation of Outlook? If that's the case, then no, it can't be done unless profiles are split as mentioned by Tom above.
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Yes you can configure Outlook 2016 configuration POP3 AND IMAP. Please follow the Below link for more details


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      Dear Experts,
      Thank you for responding. I am simply having a difficult time deciding which format to utilize for my individual situation.
      At present I have one address that is only given to companies that I believe will not share my email address. This address includes my Microsoft account, registration for Adobe, Corel and other companies that I have purchase software from. Another email is for general correspondence. My computer situation is as follows: One workstation in my office, One laptop workstation at home, One laptop workstation that I take on trips and my Android cellphone. Up until last year I utilized only POP3 accounts and had many email addresses. As each email address became "found" by spammers I would simply delete it and have an auto responder advise the sender to contact me by telephone or Postal mail. If the person did not know my telephone number or my street address then it would be probably someone that I did not want to speak to anyway, so no big loss. That got rather complicated with the necessity of coordinating all the emails to sync between my phone and my computers. At present I am utilizing only two IMAP accounts. I am trying to formulate a good system for dealing with the spam yet maintain good access both ways. I definitely wish to utilize Outlook 2016 as my email program rather than gmail or similar. I am open to suggestions as to how to best handle the spam and still retain "safe" emails such as the one I use for Microsoft. I am more than open to any suggestions to those that have solved the spam difficulty.

      I will use the provided information to try to make a decision on my own as to how to configure things. If there are suggestions then great! If not I will close this question in a day or two. Thanks so much for your Expert assistance. I appreciate it!!
      Distinguished Expert 2017
      Commonly, to preserve the option to access the email is the consideration.
      Are you accessing your email from multiple devices. Phone, tablet, computer, web interface etc.
      IMAP the messages are kept on the server unless one of the access modes deletes it.

      The provider who services the email address into which spam flows should have enhanced filtering ....
      Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
      Top Expert 2015
      Whether you change your email accounts often or not isn't related to the question about using POP3 or IMAP at all. As arnold told, having easy access is the main point.
      If you need synchronized access from multiple locations, IMAP is the way to go. If you need to keep an archive on a device, e.g. because the provider does not store emails for long or has a volume restriction, you need POP3.

      The prior comments are not agreeing in whether you can mix up POP3 and IMAP with Outlook 2016. The answer is a clear "yes, we can". For example I'm using both POP3 and IMAP for EE notifications - in the same Outlook. POP3 allows me to process emails (apply VBA code and modify the email), while IMAP keeps the "active" base of emails.

      In your case you are more asking for one account being POP3, and others IMAP - no issue with that, just set them up in Outlook as such. Your POP3 account should be the main account, because of the added info Outlook keeps (calendars and such), and those are better kept local, unless you really want to do different.
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      Dear Experts, you have given me a lot to think about. I will experiment with Outlook and I am sure, with the insight you have provided, will come up with a workable email method. I thank you for your valuable assistance.

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