IMAP outlook 2016 not deleting / synching from gmail account

My Gmail account is configured as an IMAP account in Outlook 2016 which i own, not 365 . I was told by MS that if i delete emails in outlook or gmail that it will synch and delete to the other account automatically, basically a carbon copy of each other. I need more space and deleting newsletters and unwanted clutter / promotions.

I noticed that when I delete 5000 messages from my mailbox in Outlook, that it does not remove them from Gmail, in fact they start downloading / synching from gmail again - which slows down my laptop.  

Is there a way to set it up or a setting, so that when I delete it from Outlook directly its simultaneously deleting from Gmail, permanently? it's easier to sort and delete in outlook than gmail.... if it worked properly. 

Please advise.



Are they still in the original folder or are they showing up in All Mail? Here are a couple of articles from a well-known Outlook MVP about Outlook and Gmail. Perhaps they'll help.

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Last updated September 22, 2020 Views 140 Applies to: