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Microsoft Announces Outlook.com now Supports IMAP

     
1:42 pm on Sep 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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As we shared on Reddit, we're happy to announce the immediate availability of IMAP (and OAuth) for Outlook.com. Outlook.com already supports the industry's best email connectivity with Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), which is available on the majority of smartphones and tablets, including Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices, as well as the Windows 8 Mail app and Outlook 2013. With today's announcement, we now have a richer email experience across devices and apps, including those not using EAS, such as Mac Mail and Thunderbird on a Mac. Microsoft Announces Outlook.com now Supports IMAP [blogs.office.com]
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This limitation kept me from adding my Microsoft mail accounts to most of my systems (the ones without Office & Outlook), and also my phones.

This was my favorite part of the announcement:
To configure your mail client to use IMAP, use the following settings:

Incoming IMAP
  • Server: imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Server port: 993
  • Encryption: SSL
    Outgoing SMTP
  • Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • Server port: 587
  • Encryption: TLS
  •