Syncing Outlook 2003 sent folder with IMAP

When setting up Outlook 2003 with IMAP, the local sent folder does not automatically get synced with the IMAP sent folder. This is a feature that was added in Outlook 2007. To sync Outlook 2003’s sent box with IMAP you have to create a rule.

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 select "uses the form name form check box".
  4. Click the underlined form name in the Rule Description box.
  5. In the Standard Forms Library, click to select Message and then click Open. Click Next, and Next again.
  6. Click to select the "Move a copy to the specified folder" check box.
  7. Click to select a "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.