How to Switch IMAP Email to POP3 in Outlook

Before making changes, we recommend that you do a backup first. In the Outlook application, you can backup your email with the following guide.

  1. Go to File > Open & Export menu and select Export/Import.

  1. Select Export to a File and click the Next button.

  1. Then select the Outlook data file (PST) option.

  1. Select the email folder to be backed up, for example INBOX.

  1. Specify the location of the backup file to be used, for example the default outlook will point to the path C:\Users\username\Documents\Outlook Files\backup.pst - can be changed as needed.  

  1. After that, click the Finish button to complete the backup process.

the email backup process in Outlook is completed. Next, you can follow the following guide to switch IMAP emails to POP3 in Outlook.

Switching IMAP to POP3 Email in Outlook

1. Deleting an IMAP account

Here's a guide:

  1. Click File menu > Info > Select Account Settings.

  1. Select the IMAP email account to be deleted, and then click the remove button.


2. Setting Account POP3

After the IMAP email in Outlook is deleted, the next step you can reset with the POP3 option. To do this, select the File > Info > Add new account menu.

Guide to setting up email in Outlook with POP3 options you can see in the following article: How to Set Email to Outlook

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