I use Outlook 2011 for all my email accounts on my desktop. I also use my iphone and ipad and webmail when I'm on the road. I have my personal Gmail account as well as several work email accounts that are hosted by brownrice.com, and are set up as imap accounts. My problem started about a month ago. I noticed that my messages that I read in outlook were not showing as read on any of my other devices. Basically there seems to be no imap connection between my outlook and my other devices. However if I read something on my iphone, it does show as read on my webmail and ipad, outlook is the only one left out of the loop. My email provider has no idea why this is happening... I've already deleted the account from outlook and re-added it, and I've made sure that all the settings are identical to my other work email accounts. Any ideas? I really really really don't want to waste my life talking to microsoft customer support.