Outlook.com gets IMAP support

Microsoft has finally announced IMAP (and OAuth) support for Outlook.com users.

Outlook.com

Outlook users will now be able to view their email from third-party clients like Apple’s Mail.app and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Microsoft have been using its own Exchange ActiveSync for quite some time, but the company has probably felt enough pressure from users to add IMAP support.

We heard your feedback loud and clear that this was important,

IMAP is widely used by the industry, and it’s nice seeing Microsoft finally catch up.

To get Outlook going on an IMAP supported application, you can enter in the following information:

IMAP

  • Incoming IMAP mail server: imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Incoming IMAP mail server port: 993
  • Encryption: SSL

SMTP

  • Outgoing SMTP mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • Outgoing SMTP mail server port: 587
  • Encryption: TLS
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