If I transferred my current emails - clear.net.nz, and uni.massey.ac.nz ones - into my Gmail account (thus popping clear.net.nz and massey.ac.nz email servers), I set-up on my laptop in Outlook to grab whatever emails Gmail receives.
Because I would like them both synced (inbox, drafts, sent items, all the folders I've created in Outlook) so that if I am away from my computer I can access my emails as if I had Outlook open as it set up now, I would set Outlook to the IMAP Gmail settings as the incoming server. Would it then be possible that if I am at home, in Outlook, have the outgoing server still smtp.clear.net.nz, while being on an IMAP connection with Gmail?
Every time I open Outlook, it will automatically sync the folders with what Gmail contains. Once emails are downloaded once in Outlook, unless they are modified, will I not re-download them again, thereby saving bandwidth (noting ones that contain large attachments, and factoring in when I will be on my pre-paid mobile broadband connection)?
[Would setting up IMAP incoming server, and connecting to my Gmail account, would my current folders + contained emails then be created on Gmail.com?]
Thanks for any help,