Option to Download Headers Only for IMAP in Outlook 2016
Option to make "Download Headers Only" available again for IMAP account in Microsoft Outlook 2016.
moved to mailbird due to this issue. Bye bye Outlook
Annie One commented
it is a shame that microsoft removed this feature for IMAP accounts just to have it exclusively for their Exchange accounts. i wonder if microsoft's decition makers are breaking the legs of their children, so that they cannot go out and play with their friends?
Don W commented
Agreed, working remote on Mobile Networks, I need this option. This must have been an error on MS side.
just wanted to add my vote here
Create an option for low internet bandwidth. Also, if you make your product very compatible with other products, more people will likely choose yours over others because of the compatibility.
development for each platform should be done not only for local products.
This is especially needed for slow connections, like inflight internet. If someone sends me an email with a 20GB attachment I can't get any other emails for the rest of the flight.
I am using Outlook 2019 with gmail imap account configured
While setting a new account. All mails are getting downloaded
My gmail allows me to store 100 GB of storage and I have a Huge data in my gmail account
I suggest that while setting an imap account in Outlook 2019 only headers should be downloaded to build index and full body and attachment should only be downloaded once we click on the mail
Please add this feature!
I am using a very big mail account, and downloading all emails completely does not make sense at all.
I upgraded from Office 2007 and could not believe, that this key feature is missing now! Why are you making your products worse?? I cannot understand this.
R B commented
we have lots of Users here, and we cannot upgrade to 2016 because of this!
our Mailboxes are huge (each 50GB+), downloading everything to the client is no option for us (lots of roaming Profiles).
please, bring back peace and end war on IMAP (Google?) !
I have updated to Office 365 and let me tell you, I'm not seeing much improvement from 2007! I can't believe we are forced to download the whole message on IMAP, some attachments can be really large and Outlook takes FOR EVER to download them. PLEASE add headers Only or some sort of filter option!.
Rudy Zeinoun commented
Why is this still unanswered even after 2+ years?
Bud Green commented
It's sill y to take out one of the few things that makes IMAP usable in Outlook. Come on Microsoft. Outlook needs to accommodate this communications configuration.
Please implement IMAP so the mails can stay on the server.
It is hugely useless as it is now.
I am amazed. The POP3 protocol in outlook 2016 seems to support headers only, but IMAP does not.
It should be the other way round!
We have small SSD system drives and huge subscribed imap folders. Six times the size of the harddrives!
It was really easy to use these with thunderbird. It was several times faster too.
Victor Okech commented
Please bring back the download headers option in Outlook 2016 for IMAP, or improve the subscribed folders synchronization to be able to work with slow internet connections. Not everyone is on fast internet connection and if you can't get your mail because of a bottleneck on Outlook then what is the point of having it. Please bring it back.
Zapłaciłem za program który jest gorszy niż darmowa wersja.
Jak można było usunąć ściąganie nagłówków wiadomości.
Microsoft pomyśl, nim coś zrobisz
Very needed feature, I ave old gmail account, and Outlook is downloading everything during sync. And I don't like to limit "mail to keep offline", I want to be able to search all email headers, but no need to download full messages!
please, please introduce the "download only header" for IMAP accounts in outlook 2016!!!!
this option is available not with Imap but with POP.
It looks like Outlook 2016 on Mac has this option. And for Exchange accounts you have the option. Incredible that someone decided for all users they must download entire mailboxes to every local machine they log into. The killer is, the option used to be in Outlook... rather than update it, they just took it out. Sad.