Sync Outlook to another PC

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  1. Posts : 160
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       #11

    z3r010 said:
    I suppose if you wanted free you could get a gmail account and set that to collect mail from your current free mailbox and use your domain email address as the sender, gmail imap would then sync with all your devices.
    I was thinking about that method.
    In my Godaddy free email account I have 74 email aliases at the present time. That may change over time.
    So I guess i go into my aliases on Godaddy and instead of forwarding them to my main email on Godaddy I forward them to my Gmail account? and then change my outlook settings to Gmail? Would I still use my SMTP server at Godaddy?
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  2. Posts : 10,545
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #12

    I've no idea how you would do the aliases mine are all done in in google gsuite, forwarding should do it and the SMTP you can setup your mail client to use your current one or you could set gmail to use your email as sender and use theirs.

    The only issue I can think of with this sort of setup is the time it takes/frequence of gmail to check your old mailbox, this could lead to a delay in receiving mail - I've not tried this in many years so I just don't know.
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  3. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #13

    I did try to add one of my gmail accounts to Outlook and it could not create it.
    I checked the server settings

    Incoming email
    Server: imap.gmail.com Port: 993

    Outgoing email
    Server: smtp.xxxxxxx.net Port 445

    I set the outbound to my present smtp server on Godaddy

    I even let it set the default to smtp.gmail.com

    Using either one, I couldn't create a new Outlook account.

    What now?
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  4. Posts : 10,545
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #14

    You shouldn't need to input any settings with outlook (you can change them later) at the add account screen just add your gmail name and address and outlook does the rest.

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  5. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I got an error: Could not create an Outlook data file. Bla Bla...
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  6. Posts : 5,828
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #16

    z3r010 said:
    I thought the same and just checked, apparently IMAP isn't available on the free plan, I'm amazed that's the case in 2020 but it must be how they push people to the paid plans.
    That's... different (stupid). I guess if you use places like Go-Daddy, well every nickel counts....

    I've a website hosted by Bluehost and the email I created for the site isn't being charged because I use IMAP. My Current internet provider (Cox cable), doesn't charge to use IMAP. In fact, I've never been charged for using IMAP.
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  7. Posts : 5,828
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #17

    N7AS said:
    I did try to add one of my gmail accounts to Outlook and it could not create it.
    Add a Gmail account to Outlook
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  8. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #18

    This is what I did...

    I added my gmail accout to outlook. I selected to set-up manually. Instead of selecting gmail, i selected IMAP. Added to outlook ok.
    I then went to my Godaddy email account and edited 74 aliases to forward to my gmail address. That took awhile as I had to do one at a time. I sent a message to a couple of those aliases. Never got to Outlook.
    I looked in the folder where my outlook.pst is and found 13 gmail data files with an .ost extension.

    Any idea what to do next?
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  9. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Yesterday, I was checking C:\users/msn\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst and found that there was no AppData folder on my PC. Lookout says it'st there, but I can't find it.
    What happened?

    - - - Updated - - -

    I had an idea that somehow that those folders were hidden. I went into advanced settings for files and folders, and they were set to not show hidden folders. I changed the settings and now I can view them. I don't know what changed them as I was able to see them before.
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  10. Posts : 1,179
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    Before you migrate to IMAP, you should know that IMAP does not support TO DO lists, calendars, contact lists (unless I am all wrong here. ) Someone please tell that I am wrong.
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