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Since switching to IMAP which in my opinion far out ways the pros from a pop3 account, simply for the advantage of having it sync on laptops/mobiles does not compare…it's not like for like, simple as.
When viewing emails on POP3, each email account would come into the same inbox account. However, with IMAP I rather love the fact that I can see individual emails accounts.
The need to still allocate a colour in the categories column is vital for me to be able to view at a glance what that email is about...ie on POP3 "payments all yellow" click the category column and they're all there. IMAP NOT anymore, my whole planning is gone, as I had a category colour for everything I did on email.
When I had a conversation with one of Microsofts absolutely well informed live chat employees, and explained to her that I was advised that POP3 was no longer viable and really obsolete, and that's why I went with IMAP…she replied "Pop is not obsolete but imap the recommended account type to use. I understand how this all can be confusing and frustrating since there are pros and cons for each account type. I wish I could provide more of an explanation why color categories are no longer supported on imap. If you would like to provide user feedback for our Outlook engineers, I'd be happy to provide you that link :-)” That’s why I’m here!
It really doesn't make sense that Outlook doesn't support IMAP on every feature?
I’ve used so many different email providers for personal account use over the years and have to say that gmail would be preference for simplicity, I wouldn’t have a lot of personal emails.
I’ve always preferred Outlook for my business account, it’s worked great with all the features, but colour categorising made things so simple.
Now that’s not available on an IMAP account I’m so frustrated how this could be overlooked by Microsoft???Anonymous supported this idea ·