I've been using a POP3 virgin.net email account since dial-up days, but I now want to move to IMAP in order to synch over several PCs/devices. I understand that the old POP3 account has to be deleted/disabled, and a new IMAP account created using the same user data. I've deleted all email copies stored my account at the virgin server in preparation for a fresh IMAP account. However, I have a 13-year archive of emails in folders (sub-folders to the Inbox) in Outlook on my main home PC that i wish to keep and have accessible. As this is c.3GB of data, i don't really want to import into the new IMAP Inbox, and have the whole lot synched to things like my mobile phone - I just want the folders visible in that particular Outlook/PC. Despite trawling MS "help" and the forums, I can't see a way of simply disabling or renaming my old POP3 account, so that it does not interfere or become imported into the new IMAP account that will have the same account settings (username, password, etc). I understand that even removing the POP3 account in the send/receive settings will still result in IMAP downloading mail to the old Inbox and/or possibly importing that Inbox (and its sub-folders) into the new IMAP account. Any Outlook/IMAP ninjas know what to do in this situation? I see that quite a few people have asked the same question on forums without receiving a sensible reply.