After connecting a Gmail account to Outlook via IMAP, you will see a default folder named as “Important”. In this article, we will explore how to disable this folder.
The “Important” folder will be automatically added to Outlook when you connect to the Gmail account via IMAP. This feature is called as “Important Markers” in Gmail. In general, it will gather the specific emails depending on Gmail’s adaptive understanding of your priorities and interests. Thus, you will often discover that the emails, which have been already located in “Inbox” or other folders, also exist in “Important” folder. In other words, it will lead to duplicated mails. If you are unwilling to accept this folder, you can follow the 2 steps below to disable it.
Step 1: Unsubscribe “Important” Folder for Gmail Account
- To start with, launch Outlook and locate the Gmail mailbox in the navigation pane.
- Then switch to “Folder” tab and click on “IMAP Folders” in the “IMAP” group.
- Next in the “IMAP Folders” dialog box, you should click “Query” button firstly.
- After that, under the “All” tab, all the related Gmail folders will display. You ought to select “[Gmail]/Important” folder.
- Later click on “Unsubscribe” button on the right side.
- And then enable the “When displaying hierarchy in Outlook, show only subscribed folders” option.
- Eventually click “OK” button.
Step 2: Disable “Important” Folder in Gmail
- At the very outset, access to your Gmail account in Internet Browser.
- Then in the main interface, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner and select “Settings” from the drop down list.
- Next in the subsequent screen, you should shift to “Labels” tab.
- After that, you can easily find the “Important” folder. Now uncheck the “Show in IMAP” option at the end.
- Finally you can back to Gmail mailbox. The changes in settings will be saved automatically.
From now on, after the above 2 steps, you’ve turned off the “Important” folder successfully. You will never see it in Outlook. And emails won’t be duplicated any longer.
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