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Using imap in pocket outlook problem

Postby fjlopez » Fri, 30 Jan 2004 10:54:45 GMT

 I'm using a pocket pc 2003 PDA with pocket outlook configured with an
Imap account.

Everything works fine except that if the account has too many folders,
every time I connect to send and receive it takes +5 minutes in the
"Receiving folder" status.

During that time, the pocket pc is REALLY slow and I can't do anything
until it finishes.

I configured the Imap account to only synchronized the inbox folder,
however pocket outlook still insist in retrieving all folders from the
server just to show them in the folder synchronization window.

In outlook express, there is a separate window to select new folders
to synchronize, but in pocket outlook everything is in the same place.

I've read some postings that sugests creating a symbolic or hard link
from a separate account to just the inbox folder of my account, but
since my imap server is exchange I can't do that.

My question is:
Is there any way to configure pocket outlook to not download the
folders from the server ? (registry setting, patch, etc.)

Anybody knows a good mail client that supports SSL Imap for the pocket
pc ?

Thanks in advance

Re: Using imap in pocket outlook problem

Postby David Gonzales [MS] » Sat, 31 Jan 2004 11:13:31 GMT

Hi Francisco,

I don't think there is a way to tell Pocket PC's Inbox to not look for all
the folders.


The Inbox in Pocket PC 2003 supports SSL. If your server has it enabled, it
automatically connects via SSL. There is no setting to configure on the
Pocket PC.

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Re: Using imap in pocket outlook problem

Postby Filip Norrgd » Sun, 01 Feb 2004 00:54:24 GMT

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:13:31 -0800, David Gonzales [MS] 

David is absolutely correct about the IMAP settings.
I would like that Microsoft would include the possibility of setting where 
the folders are (on the server) on the server as Pocket Inbox otherwise 
spends a long time downloading irrelevant folders. That could also help 
lower the amount of data needed to check the mail on IMAP servers.

However, there is an alternative coming. WebIS mail from the makers of 
Pocket Informant. Currently it doesn't support SSL connections, but their 
website mentions that it is coming:


Filip Norrgd
go.manywhere with your Pocket PC! ;)

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