How do I change where Outlook 2016 or 2019 for Mac stores sent and deleted mail?

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After you’ve set up an IMAP email account in Outlook 2016 or 2019 for Mac, it should try to store sent and deleted messages on the server, keeping them in sync with other programs or devices that might connect to the mailbox.

If you want to change where it stores mail, you can manually configure this.

1. Start Outlook.

If Outlook isn’t already running, start it now.

2. Select the account.

Open the Tools menu, then click Accounts.

Select your account in the list on the left-hand side of the window. The window should look like this:

Account settings

Click the Advanced button.

3. Configure folders

In the Advanced settings window, click the Folders tab:

Folder settigns for OUtlook 2016 for Mac

You’ll be able to choose which folders Outlook uses to store mail. Click OK when you’re finished.