Why is Outlook 2010 with a Gmail IMAP account so slow?

31 Jul 2010
31 Jul 2010 | |

I am giving Outlook 2010 (not the beta) a spin with GMail as an IMAP account. Synchronization with GMail’s IMAP folders takes forever to complete (unlike Thundebird, Apple Mail, Windows Live Mail).

Any ideas of what is causing this or how to work around it?

I have read posts which suggest only downloading headers or changing to POP, but none of these suggestions are really solutions. I need the offline eMail reading capability.

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