Outlook.com - Microsoft has added IMAP and OAuth support to its email service

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  1. Malcontent

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  2. moontan

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    that's big news.

    lots of people have been waiting for this (IMAP) for ages.
     
  3. Raza0007

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    Does this mean I can now connect my Outlook 2010 to my hotmail and outlook email accounts through IMAP?
     
  4. Shankle

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    So pardon my ignorance but what is "IMAP"?
    I'm having problems with "contacts" in Outlook that is a mess.
    They need to do some serious work fixing it IMHO>
     
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    That's awesome. Thanks a lot.:D:thumb:
     
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    yes.
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    Incoming IMAP

    Server: imap-mail.outlook.com
    Server port: 993
    Encryption: SSL

    Outgoing SMTP

    Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
    Server port: 587
    Encryption: TLS
     
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    This is excellent news. I hope this will get rid of the sync errors I have been experiences for the last 3-4 years using outlook 2007 and 2010 with hotmail and even outlook accounts. I hope the above settings also work for hotmail email accounts.

    @moontan, where did you get these IMAP settings from? Do you have a weblink?
     
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    thanks for the info, settings worked fine in thunderbird email client.
     
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    Thanks, I was wondering what to do after the crappy Outlook.com app failed to receive my messages on Android. Now I can just use the default Email app.
     
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    yes,

    it works on Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live.
    it's the same server settings for all of them.

    i just changed all my accounts to IMAP.

    here's a quick guide for those using Thunderbird:
    https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/switch-pop-imap-account
     
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    I've been using Windows Live Mail with the Delta sync server setting without problems. Would there be any advantage to using IMAP in WLM?
     
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    does the Delta Sync synchronize all the folders, and not just the Inbox like POP does?
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    i know little about IMAP and almost nothing about Delta Sync, so maybe someone more knowledgeable can chip in.
     
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    Yes, the delta sync server setting syncs all the folders, not just the inbox. AFAICT it is functionally the same as IMAP. The advantage I see of IMAP support at the moment is making it possible to use Outlook (without the Outlook Connector) and other clients that don't support delta sync with hotmail/outlook.com accounts.
     
  17. moontan

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    i see.

    tnx for the heads-up m8!
     
  18. HAN

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    Thanks for the news! IMAP is my preferred method for my Android devices.
     
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