Get e‑mail from specific IMAP folders

When you first synchronize an Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) account, all the messages in all of your folders are downloaded automatically. However, if you prefer, you can choose to download messages from specific folders.

  1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.

  2. Ensure that you're connected to the Internet, and then click an IMAP server in the Folders list.

  3. Click IMAP Folders.

  4. In the Show/Hide IMAP Folders dialog box, select a folder, and then do one of the following:

    • To view the folder and download its contents, click Show.

    • To hide the folder and prevent its contents from downloading, click Hide.