I have an e-mail service with associated domain name (say example.com) and 2GB of web space.
I use Microsoft Outlook, and until recently had about 10GB of e-mails stored locally (and on backups), coming from a total of 5 addresses (3 of which GMail) and the aforementioned paid custom domain name.
Recently, I changed my settings for my example.com e-mail from POP3 to IMAP. As a result, Outlook started telling me that folders were being synced and I now found all my 2GB on the server have been used up. It seems like Outlook started uploading ALL my e-mails (including the GMail ones, which I regularly moved to my folders in the 'example.com' Outlook inbox) to the server.
I would like to know if this is an exepcted behavior of the IMAP protocol, to automatically upload all my e-mails it finds in my Outlook inbox to the server?