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Outlook 2007 run on Windows 7 Professional email conflict

Charter recently switched email from pop3 to imap.I was having a conflict with email not getting into my laptop or desktop computers when my iPhone was on, which is set up to receive my email accounts. When I followed their directions (I thought), I ended up with my old Personal Folders as well as a new one with the heading of "", my email address. The result is that some of my email goes to the Personal Folders and others to my "" folders. This means I have to look into two folders to see what email I have received while before I needed to look only into the Personal Folders group. I'm reluctant to delete either of the accounts as I don't want the conflict to return. Is there a way to direct all incoming (and outgoing) email into just one folder set so I can delete the other? I also have a business email account which uses Frontier rather than Charter. I have to send all my email from that account to people to avoid a conflict which produces an error - " Sending reported error (0x80042109) Outlook cannot connect to your outgoing (SMTP) as another device is accessing the account or is down for repair", or something like that. When I send the same message from the Frontier account it goes out fine yet only comes into the newly created account rather than into my old Personal Folders, and as I said earlier other email goes into the Personal Folders. How do I consolidate? Thanks for your patience reading all this.


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Clarification Request
OK, let's clear up a basic item first.

In reply to: Outlook 2007 run on Windows 7 Professional email conflict

If you are on a Charter network, and try to use Frontier's email servers that should fail.

Do we need to go over that area? It's pretty well discussed and both ISPs should have documents about it.

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Clarification request

In reply to: OK, let's clear up a basic item first.

Actually the only way I can send email is using my business account which is Frontier. My Charter account fails to send the email due to the conflict with my iPhone. It produces the error message. The problem seemed to occur only after charter changed from pop3 to imap. Charter acknowledged the problem and recommended the changes I made to my email service within Outlook which appears to have caused the current problem of having incoming email go to two different accounts.

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I see.

In reply to: Clarification request

It appears you are getting some bad support. We can add and remove accounts without any effect on the mail stored in Outlook. I think you should have a chat with those that can support you.

To recap. If I'm not on a charter connection I won't be able to send on my charter account.
Nothing is wrong here. It's how it works today. Very strange post in my opinion and only shows the support is that bad.

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