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Old Friday, May 31st, 2013   #1
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Default How to fix slow Outlook IMAP folder synchronization issues


To speed up the synchronization time for subscribed IMAP folders in Microsoft Outlook:
  1. Go to to Send/Receive, then Send/receive groups, and define send/receive
  2. On the right side of the send/receive groups window click on the Edit button
  3. Uncheck the "Get folder unread count for subscribed folders"
  4. Under Received mail items check the option "Use the custom behavior defined below"
  5. In the next window below select INBOX and leave the other folders unchecked
  6. Click OK and then exit out of your options
  7. Do a send/receive to verify your Outlook is faster now

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Default Re: How to fix slow Outlook IMAP folder synchronization issues

Thanks Ray for the info. But I appreciate if u can actually explain the logic.

(1) What does "Get folder unread count for subscribed folders" actually mean? What difference does it make if we leave it checked or unchecked?

(2) If we select Inbox only and if one has set up auto filtering rules then will the new email be downloaded in respective folder?
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