IMAP Sent Items with Attachment

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Peter Baranyi


I have Outlook 2010 (x64) and I connect with IMAP to out mail server. If I select a file from the file structure with Windows Explorer, and I right click on it, than select Send/Send to Mail recipient, than the mail will not saved into the IMAP Sent Items folder, but it will stay in the local PST's Sent Items. The same happens, if I open the file in Word or Excel, and I select File/Send/Send as Attachment.

If I create the mail first (from Outlook), than I drop the file on it, than it is working well, the mail saved into the appropriate IMAP folder.

I already recreated the Outlook profile, I tryed to set up the " Sent Items" folder in the Account Settings, no change.

Any idea? Is this a bug?

Thanks: Peter

Gordon B-P

No it's not a bug, it's just how Outlook does IMAP. (2007 does the same thing). There's nothing you can do about if AFAIK other than to manually move the sent email from the local pst Sent Items to the IMAP Sent Items...If you find my response helpful, please click on the " Vote as Helpful" button!Thank you!


Peter Baranyi

Thanks for your answer, however I must admit, that it is not very nice. Couple of colleagues uses Thundenbird without this trick...

Gordon B-P

Thanks for your answer, however I must admit, that it is not very nice. Couple of colleagues uses Thundenbird without this trick...

Thunderbird does IMAP much better then Outlook.... ;-)If you find my response helpful, please click on the " Vote as Helpful" button!Thank you!

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