I am currently trying out IMAP vs POP3 (which I have used so far), but notice some strange quicks in Outlook 2007 that really make me reconsider.

Apart from the fact that all my folders now collapse by default every time I start Outlook, I have now also lost the ability to link a date to a flag. I can only mark an e-mail as flagged, but it will be categorized in the 'No date' section. I have completely lost the Today/Tomorrow/This Week/Someday features that I have grown to love in Outlook.

Am I missing something? Is there a way to restore this functionality?

UPDATE: I am now running Outlook 2010, but it has the same behaviour. I am guessing it is by design, but it still feels like quite a step backward to me. Any ideas are welcome.


This is a limitation of the IMAP protocol. Flagging e-mail with a date is a feature of Outlook.

The only solution (as far as I know) is to use POP3.

  • It blows my mind that Outlook does not have the ability to use local storage for these flags when using IMAP. Flagging e-mail with a date is a brilliant feature, and this pretty much counters all the benefits offered by IMAP :/ – Aron Rotteveel Jul 15 '10 at 8:59

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