Just moved all my mail to be on line with Google as the host. 5 mail accounts, one has thousands of emails and many folders. Of course IMAP is slower than POP but many times Outlook just grays out and freezes for up to a minute before it allows me to do anything. I have modified the IMAP settings so that only needed folders are syncronized and that made a very small improvement. I also stated fresh with a new profile but that made no difference. Is this just something I have to live with? I have tested with other mail programs and they do not have the slow response/freezing issue. Thanks for your help!