I have multiple GMail accounts and would like to be able to see all of my emails in the Outlook Inbox (the main .ost file). I have all of the accounts setup to use IMAP and I'm applying the following rules to each account:
- After message arrives, on this computer only, copy to the Inbox folder.
- After message arrives, mark it as read (this marks the original as read while the copy is still unread in the Outlook Inbox).
This works well if I always have outlook running, but if my PC sleeps or if I read the email on my phone first then the rules do not apply. Is there a better way to merge all emails to the Outlook Inbox? I'd like to be able to preserve the read/unread status in the Outlook Inbox, if possible.
I have read a couple of other threads that suggest forwarding the emails to one account and then using that in Outlook, but that seems unnecessary.