Shouldn't changes I make on a email client apply to the server?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Blade195, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Blade195

    Blade195 OSNN Addict

    I'm using Outlook 2010 IMAP for both and

    Well, here's the situation.
    For example, if i empty a folder (say, the "trash" folder for gmail, or the "deleted" folder for live mail) through Outlook 2010, it starts downloading the contents again from the email server and syncs it back to how it is on the server. Shouldn't the changes I make on the email client be a two way thing? I thought that was what IMAP does.

  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Happy Valley
    Are you sure they are imap? Have you also tried it with another email client? It could be something with outlook it self. I use thunderbird with live mail pop, and gmail imap. The gmail imap works great. Never had an issue with it.
  3. Blade195

    Blade195 OSNN Addict

    I'm pretty sure gmail is imap. cuz i even set the settings in to use IMAP.

    but, now that u mention it, live mail seems to be something else... MAPI... what is that?

    Oh, btw, is it normal for gmail imap on email clients to be relatively slow?
    my live mail accounts seem way faster than gmail imap.