Getting the Sent folder in your Outlook sync with the Sent folder on Webmail

March 2nd, 2010

If you are like me who downloads his email to either Outlook Express or MS Outlook and when using webmail on a different computer you are sometimes at a loss as you do not have any emails in your sent folder and even other folders which you might have created on Outlook then i have a simple solution for you.

This a common issue and a very simple one to solve, to get your sent folder in Outlook in sync with your sent folder on Webmail you need to setup your email account on Outlook as IMAP and not as POP3, the rest of the setting would remain the same. Only IMAP has the ability to sync other folders apart from just Inbox.


  1. B April 17th, 2010

    But how do you set it up so when you send a message using Outlook 2007 that it automatically also syncs to the sent folder in webmail ( for example)??

  2. Prashant April 19th, 2010

    Assuming that you are using your domain email which is setup on Outlook and also on yahoo or other, you could setup the outlook as IMAP rather than POP and then see it that works for your 3rd party web mail also..

  3. Mat April 21st, 2010

    i tryed the above but getting “unregcornized greeting”
    K hello from popgate 2.45.2 on
    Protocol: IMAP
    Port: 995

    any idea…????

  4. Al May 27th, 2010

    This won’t work if your ISP mail doesn’t support IMAP (like verizon).

  5. Anindya September 22nd, 2011

    I am using office 2010 and when I tried to change POP 3 to IMAP , I found that option is locked. Is there any other way to synchronize yahoo sent folder with outlook sent folder.

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