A simple issue. I have several GMail accounts which I want to use in Outlook 2007. Two of them are personal accounts and the others are for business relations. Normally, I'd just use the web interface but my new computer came with Outlook 2007 so I decided to use it. However, I just don't like to walk through the same dialog screens over and over again. I'm a software engineer, laziness is a requirement for that job! (Believe me, it is a requirement! Do exactly what needs to be done, nothing more!)
So, is there a simple way to use e.g. a commandline script that could do this for me without having to go through several screens? Ike, simply use these commands, create this object in VBScript, call that method with these values as parameters and you're done? :-)
(That way, if I have to clean this system again, I have a simple method to add those accounts again.)
Be aware that I want to set them up as IMAP folders, not POP3!
To clear up after reading a few comments: 1) I don't want a faster solution for a one-time use, but I need one that could be repeated over and over again. That way, I could just save the script file for when I re-install Windows or Office again. (Or when I also want to install Office inside a virtual machine.) 2) At this moment, I have about 11 accounts. Two for personal usage and 9 related to companies where I've registered to whom I've subscribed for newsletters. (And whom I suspect of being related to spammers.) For example, I happen to use one account for my HP printer registration. Those nine accounts are barely used, although they do seem to collect a fair amount of spam for whatever dark reasons. (I suspect that certain companies are a bit careless with personal information of their users.) 3) The "Add account" wizard of Outlook is really annoying since it tries to auto-detect the account type and it selects POP3 as account type. I want IMAP, not POP3. So I need to manually provide the information for every new account. This is just a repetitive job and as software engineer I just happen to hate it when I have to repeat something. It's less efficient in my opinion.
I'm not looking for a faster solution but for something more efficient. Something which I could use in the future, again and again and again... Doesn't have to be GMail-specific either. Something that would allow me to set up the 50-+ email accounts from my own webhost would be nice too, although that one only supports POP3. IMAP is more complex, therefore, the GMail account as basis...