If the only problem is with an IMAP account, I don't recommend uninstalling these updates as they add some IMAP improvements and you'll have a better IMAP "experience" with these updates installed.If Outlook is crashing or you use Exchange 2007, you'll probably want to uninstall the update.If you have custom folders created in Outlook, confirm they are synced up to the server before changing the root folder.
To do this, go to File, Account Settings and double click on your affected IMAP account. (If the Inbox is not your root folder, setting Inbox as the root won't work, as it will hide all of the other folders.) If that doesn't work, try disabling the option to show only subscribed IMAP folders.
Click More Settings button then switch to the Advanced tab. Right click on the IMAP Inbox folder and choose IMAP folders.
At the bottom of the dialog is an checkbox for When displaying hierarchy in Outlook, show only the subscribed folders.
Remove the check then close the dialog to return to Outlook. If the IMAP account still doesn't work, Outlook is crashing, or you connect to Exchange 2007, you need to uninstall the updates or revert to an earlier build of Office 2013.
If you are using a click-to-run version of Office 2013, follow these steps to roll back: First, disable Updates: Go to Microsoft Office 2013 Click-to-Run virtualization to find the previous version number.
In the Start search field in Windows 7 or on the Start screen in Windows 8, type cmd. If you have Office installed in a 32-bit version of Windows, type or paste this in the command prompt window: Press Enter to begin the uninstall process.
Uninstall updates for volume licensing installations To uninstall Office 2013 Volume licensing updates or Windows updates from Control Panel's Program and Features.
To avoid a major rant, let me just say that I can not think of a single good reason for Microsoft to remove the VIEW, UNREAD MESSAGES option that has existed in Outlook 20.
After the latest round of Office 2013 updates, some IMAP users are reporting their Inbox is not listed in their profile, is empty, or their IMAP accounts aren't syncing.