Syncing the “All Mail” folder from Gmail in Outlook

Are you missing the “All Mail” label from your Gmail account when using Outlook (2013 and later)? Don’t worry, here is a step-by-step guide to get your “All Mail” folder up and running:

  1. Access IMAP Folders:
    Start by right-clicking on the [Gmail] folder in Outlook and selecting “IMAP Folders…” This action will open the IMAP Folders subscription dialog.
  1. Display Subscribed Folders:
    Within the dialog, check the box labeled “When displaying hierarchy in Outlook, show only subscribed folders.
  1. Search for “All Mail”:
    Perform a case-sensitive search by typing “All Mail” into the search field and press “Query“.
  1. Select and Subscribe:
    From the results list, highlight the “All Mail” folder and click the “Subscribe” button.
  1. Confirm and Restart:
    Click “OK” to confirm the subscription changes and restart Outlook for the changes to take effect.
IMAP Folder Subscribe Outlook
Subscribing to the “All Mail” IMAP folder.
  1. Still Missing – Manually Create the All Mail Folder:
    If the above steps didn’t bring the All Mail folder into view, you can manually create it under your [Gmail] folder.
    Right-click on it and select “Process Marked Headers” from the context menu.
Process Marked Headers Outlook
Manually add the “All Mail” folder.
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  1. 6. March 2024

    The last suggestion (create the “All e-mail” folder under the [Gmail] folder did the trick for me. Thanks.

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