thanks. i was able to download the emails using the imap tip you share before. I found the solution to download all email (not just headers after using google for 3 days). I like the imap option because it allows me to download emails as per the labels and so i get emails in separate folders (unlike pop which does not offer this feature). Right
Before I continue (to my main problem) can u pls answer some basic questions:
When using IMAP and when in outlook, I move mails from one folder to another or delete some mails, will it get deleted from my actual gmail account too? If no then great but if the ans is yes then how do I stop this from happening
Now the problem (which is a little frustrating): After doing the initial thing in outlook and downloading the emails, I moved the files fromC:\Documents and Settings\bebo\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
to a folder called C:\Gmail Bkup
Then i started outlook again and the silly things first prompts me to select which profile I want to use. I never defined any profile option
Anyway, I click OK on the box that appears and outlook opened and asked me for the location of files and i selected the files from C:\Gmail Bkup
. Outlook opens and shows me the emails. Ok so far.
Now I go into Tools | Account Settings and select the Data Files tab. NOte that at this point my default data file location is set to PST file sitting in C:\Gmail Bkup
So I try to delete the PST file shown under C:\Documents and Settings\bebo\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
and it gives me a msg saying thatThis data file is associated with a mail account. To remove it use the 'E-mail' tab.
Then I go into C:\Documents and Settings\bebo\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
and while outlook is open, I shows a lot of files as if they are in use. Why is it still treating C:\Documents and Settings\bebo\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
as the folder where my files are location when I have already changed the location of my files
I hope you are understanding my problem.
Okay now a question which is not really directly related but I would like to know the answer. Since I have saved my password of outlook so it's probably hiding somewhere in the registry (in a well hidden manner typical of microsoft). How do I find where it is hidden so that I can remove it before someone get's hold of my gmail password. Many people use my computer sometimes and I don't want them to know my gmail password. Can you ro someone kindly recommend a good tool which i can use to see hidden passwords and take the required action.
Sorry for bothering you and thanks you for your help.