Windows 10: Multiple email accounts, single .ost file

Discus and support Multiple email accounts, single .ost file in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I use Outlook 2016 and I've been using pop since the dawn of time, but now I feel that it's time to switch to imap. I have multiple pop accounts from... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by rosede, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. rosede Win User

    Multiple email accounts, single .ost file


    I use Outlook 2016 and I've been using pop since the dawn of time, but now I feel that it's time to switch to imap.

    I have multiple pop accounts from different sources and they all use a single .pst data file. I started testing moving a couple of those accounts to imap and discovered that they both have their own .ost file. Outlook allows me to change data files for pop, but doesn't give me that ability for imap. Is there a way to change that? Once I have an account created, to change the data file that it's pointed to?

    Thanks

    Daryl

    :)
     
    rosede, Mar 19, 2019
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  2. scopio Win User

    Outlook does not create new OST file in folder in ForceOSTPath.


    Hi JJG10
    I did managed to move the .ost data file from C:\users\****\Appdata\local\Microsoft\Outlook to G:\Users\***\Documents\Outlook Files for an IMAP account following the next steps;


    1. Removed the email account from Outlook, (the Data File will be removed by default). The email account and Data File MUST be removed before you create the ForcePSTPath key AND the ForceOSTPath!
    2. Close Outlook
    3. Deleted the file in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\email address.ost file.
    4. Opened the Registry, navigated to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook
    5. I created both the String Value:ForcePSTPath key AND the ForceOSTPath and the Value data to read D:\Users\Username\Documents\Outlook Files
    6. Powered off the pc.
    7. Powered on the pc
    8. Opened Control Panel > Mail > E-mail accounts > Account settings > New and added the IMAP account Manually (Do not use Add new mail account from within Outlook!)
    9. When the account was added the Data File was created in the D\:Users\Username\Documents\Outlook Files
    10. Open Outlook and it will update the account.

    Multiple email accounts, single .ost file [​IMG]

    Hope this is helpful.
     
    scopio, Mar 19, 2019
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  3. Than can I convert OST files to PST.

    How do I convert OST to PST and why a regular email with a regular account was suddenly stored in OST format if as it is said You have this Exchange account extension. Good day! Does anyone have a Converter from ost file to pst ?
     
    LawrenceEdmunds, Mar 19, 2019
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Multiple email accounts, single .ost file

    Unauthorized Emails from my account?

    It is more than likely that your email account was hacked, either by a virus sniffing your password, or just simply hacked.

    Either way, change your password on your email account. Unfortunately the damage by already be done. They already have your contact list and your email address associated with that contact list. There is nothing stopping them from sending out emails using their own SMTP servers to everyone on your contact list and claiming the emails are from your email address. They don't actually have to have access to your yahoo account or even any yahoo server to send emails to people that come from your address.
     
    newtekie1, Mar 19, 2019
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