Microsoft Finally Adds IMAP Support To Outlook.com

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Microsoft today announced that they are adding IMAP support for Outlook.com today. IMAP support was one of the long awaited features for Outlook.com and Microsoft has finally done it.

Why IMAP?

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. As an older protocol, IMAP is widely supported on feature phones and other email clients such as those on a Mac. We heard your feedback loud and clear that this was important.

In addition to offering more complete device connectivity, IMAP (along with OAuth) gives developers opportunities to build third-party clients and services that offer value-added scenarios on top of your Outlook.com email. We are excited to launch the first set of services today that integrate with Outlook.com, and look forward to sharing many more in the future.

Here are the info to configure your account,

IMAP

o   Incoming IMAP mail server: imap-mail.outlook.com

o   Incoming IMAP mail server port: 993

o   Encryption: SSL

SMTP

o   Outgoing SMTP mail server:  smtp-mail.outlook.com

o   Outgoing SMTP mail server port: 587

o   Encryption:  TLS

 

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  • Ben A

    good so, people will no longer use scroogled gmail.

    • Yuan Taizong

      You dear sir, got a vote :-)

  • Rob

    I didn’t need IMAP. Nice if it gets people off of gmail.

    • Yuan Taizong

      ¡¡¡Agreed!!!

  • AlanJC

    Now all we need is CalDAV for the calendar and I can use my Outlook.com account for everything!

  • Yuan Taizong

    Finally, Outlook.com (Hotmail) is just getting better and better every day, I love the new Microsoft :-D