Outlook 2016 & IMAP Trouble with dovecot
secadm2007 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 11:04:45 EET 2018
On 03/05/2018 05:40 PM, John Woods wrote:
> We run Dovecot with Outlook, and have had similar problems when
> Outlook is operating in "Offline Mode". When you're in offline mode,
> doing any folder-level operations, such as Copy, Create, Rename, Move,
> Delete, etc. causes problems with the mailbox. The end result is that
> you could lose e-mails and entire folders that were involved in the
> offline operation.
> How we have fixed this in the past, what we have done is:
> 1. Do an Outlook "export" of the entire contents of the IMAP account
> into a ".pst" file. (This saves the e-mails that may be at-risk of
> being lost.)
> 2. Delete the IMAP account in Outlook, which includes the ".ost" file.
> 3. Delete the IMAP account on the Dovecot server
> 4. Reconfigure the IMAP account in Outlook
> 5. Restore the IMAP contents from the ".pst" file in step #1.
> 6. Educate the user about not doing folder-level operations while in
> offline mode.
> Hope this helps...
that means that outlook is useless as an Imap client then . This is the
whole idea behind
imap, to be able to do work while off-line and sync changes when on-line
or I get it wrong ?
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