Configuring Outlook 2000 for Courier IMAP

How to Save Sent Items on an IMAP Server

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Outlook 2000 does not provide any easy way to store Sent messages on the IMAP server. However, you can force it to work by following these instructions (taken from

Outlook will save sent messages in your local Personal Folder (PST) Sent Items folder. You can use the Rules Wizard to save sent messages in a folder on the IMAP server. You may want to disable the options to save sent messages in your Sent Items folder. If you do this, you will keep sent messages from being saved on the local PST folder.

Create a Rule with the Rules Wizard

  1. On the Tools menu, click Rules Wizard, and then click New.
  2. Click to select Check Messages After Sending, and then click Next.
  3. Click to check the Uses The "Form Name" Form check box.
  4. Click on the underlined "form name" in the Rule Description box.
  5. Click to select Application Forms, and then click to select Message. Click Add, click Close, and then click Next.
  6. Click the "Move a copy to the specified folder" check box.
  7. Click to select the "specified" folder in the Rule Description box.
  8. Click to select or create a folder on your IMAP server. Click OK, and then click Next.
  9. Click Next again, and then specify a rule name. Click Finish, and then click OK.

Disable Save Sent Items in the Sent Items Folder

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Preferences Tab, click E-mail Options.
  3. Click to clear the "Save copies of messages in Sent Items Folder" check box.
  4. To close the dialog boxes, click OK twice.