when i synced my gmail account to outlook 07 via IMAP, I got all of what you see in the attached image. I don't understand this. Not only are all of these folders not necessary, but on a random basis outlook with do a "send/receive" and download messages from gmail that are old from the "junk email", "trash" and "inbox" folders and put them in the "personal folders" section you see in the image. a 3rd annoyance is when these random "send/receive" operations take place, yet other messages will be downloaded and go to the folders "important", "spam" and "trash" under the "*** Email address is removed for privacy *** > gmail" section in the image. Is there anyway to consolidate any of this and get rid of some of the duplication that's happening? everything I need comes right to my "inbox" folder under "*** Email address is removed for privacy ***". I really don't care about anything else. thanks guys!