I am trying to use Outlook 2010 to consolidate e-mail from my local POP server, Hotmail and Gmail. It works great for my local POP server and Hotmail, but I cannot get the POP settings that Google recommends to work successfully for Gmail. I thought that I would try their IMAP settings, but when I go to change the account or delete it and add a new account from scratch, the "Account Type" drop-down is set to POP3 and is grayed out so that I cannot select IMAP.
I realize that I will have to enable IMAP on the Gmail side to get this to work, but obviously if I cannot get Outlook to let me select IMAP as an option for "Account Type" is it s moot point!
Can I not mix POP3 and IMAP accounts for some reason? I searched the registry for a DisableIMAP switch which I have read about in Outlook 2007 discussions, but my Outlook 2010 does not seem to have such a setting.
I am pretty sure that I am overlooking something obvious, but neither I nor a few other people who know more about Outlook than I do have come up with an answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!