OK, I have Gmail and Outlook 2010 (Windows 7). All my data is in Outlook as I had been using POP acces to just download from Gmail and organize in Outlook itself.
I'm changing over to IMAP and need to get all the messages in Gmail to correspond to the right folders/labels as I have them in Outlook.
What I did is deleted everything from my Gmail box and then configured it for IMAP. I then brought in my old PST as a personal folder under my IMAP profile. I'm now dragging folders form the PSt up to the IMAP area so it can uplaod them back to GMail and put them in the appropriate folder/label.
Problem is this is taking hours even for folders with just a couple hundred emails.
I saw someone suggest to put Outlook into Offline mode, move the files, then go back online and just let it upload in the background? Would that help? Is there anything else I can try to get this initial load completed. It is working fine, it's just taking forever to get there.
Also on a side note, if I have two PCs with Outlook and have them both IMAP'd to the same gmail account, if I put something in a folder on one Outlook, will it then upload that to Gmail and then download it to the other Outlook program? I would think it would but just wanted to see before I wasted time setting it up.