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#1 Elhuyar

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

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Microsoft has added IMAP support to its Outlook.com email service. Now all the third-party email apps can take advantage of email sync. Outlook.com already supports Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) which is more feature-rich compared to POP.

 

"While we believe that EAS is the most robust protocol for connecting to your email, with syncing in near real time, and superior battery and network efficiency, there are still some devices and apps that haven't made the upgrade to EAS", says Steve Kafka on Office blog.

 

The following settings should be used to connect through IMAP to Outlook.com:
 
For incoming:
 
Server address: "imap-mail.outlook.com"
Server port: "993"
Encryption type: "SSL"
 
For outgoing:
 
Server address: "smtp-mail.outlook.com"
Server port: "587"
Encryption type: "TLS"


#2 Darren 54

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:49 PM

You can now use Thunderbird for getting all of your Outlook.com emails, including your "sent" and other folders. :)



#3 FalseAgent

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:37 AM

Hell just froze over.



#4 hb860

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

You can now use Thunderbird for getting all of your Outlook.com emails, including your "sent" and other folders. :)

In case if someone interested, here is how to configure Outlook.com email access via IMAP in Thunderbird



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