Outlook - Want both POP & IMAP account for same address

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I have been using Outlook 2010 until it reached end of life recently. In it I was able to set up both a POP & IMAP account for the same email address. That way I could opt to not sign in to the POP account and read the messages via the IMAP account and leave them on the server for a while. Then some time later when I wanted the messages down on my PC I could sign into the POP account.

 

I just subscribed to Microsoft 365 and tried to set this same arrangement up in Outlook there and it won't let me do it. I've created a POP account and when I try to create the IMAP account it tells me "This email address has already been added". I suspect that what I am trying to do is no longer allowed/possible. Can anyone confirm this or, better yet, tell me how to accomplish what I want?

 

Thanks.

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@Diane Poremsky might know the answer to this

@BarryEB new versions of outlook no longer allow an address added twice. If you have an alias on the account and can use it to log in, you would be able to use that address to sign in - but not when you use the one address. 

 

My suggestion: 2 profiles, with the POP pst file in both profiles. Switch to the POP profile when you need to download. 

 

Or: keep the pst in the profile and move the mail from IMAP to pst when you are ready to remove it from the server.