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New to Outlook - Odd Behavior?

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Ted
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Hello all and Happy New Year! :)

Today I installed Office 2007 on my Windows XP computer.

I set it up to check my gmail account and another account. I tested both. No problem. :)

However, I have noticed that when I:

1. Go to my gmail account (via Internet Explorer via the web).
2. Send an email to somebody (for this example, I sent it to my friend Jason)

In Outlook, the email I sent TO Jason appears in MY Inbox.

Is this normal? Why would I be receiving an email that was ADDRESSED to Jason, not me?

The header shows:

From: <my gmail account>
To: <Jason's email account>

If I hit "Reply", it acts as if I'm replying to my gmail account!

I can see this ending in my "Sent mail" folder, but not my "Inbox" folder.

Can anybody please advise?

Thank you VERY much! :)
Ted

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Scott
Scott
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From Gmail>Settings>Forwarding and POP,
how are the preferences set?

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Ted
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Hi Scott, thanks so much for answering! :)

Well, I would have to say the preferences are all set "out of the box" as since I've just recently installed it, I haven't changed much in the way of preferences.

Somebody mentioned on another forum that Gmail does this so that I can have a copy of my sent mail...

I'm just wondering if there's a way to have that copy go to my SENT items rather than my inbox.

Perhaps a filter of some sort?

Thanks much!
Ted

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Scott
Scott
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Yes, I have the mail sent from gmail.com arrive in my Outlook inbox as well but I believe you can change that in the Gmail settings menu.
And of course you can create a rule to move the mail to your Sent folder.

https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/fwdandpop

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