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    Default Outlook.com now has IMAP !

    Hi !

    "Outlook.com now has IMAP

    by Steve Kafka on September 12

    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.

    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.
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    http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-out ... -imap.aspx

    Excellent !
    Really good news for all users of Outlook.com (including Hotmail.com & Live.com).
    And those like myself who have not used Outlook.com because it didnīt support IMAP.
    Maybe itīs time to get an account now....

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    This indeed is good news!

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    Yes.
    Finally MS has woken up.
    Remember what i said when the "new" Outlook was presented: "And where is IMAP ?"
    And as someone else wrote on a blog: "Hell has finally frozen !"

    EAS is a newer and better protocol than IMAP according to MS, but when i tested EAS i noticed one VERY stupid thing:
    You canīt change where to store sent emails !?

    I have multiple email-accounts, but i put all sent emails together in the same folder so i can find them easily, and fast.
    Otherwise i would have to remember which account i used when i sent an email...
    Last edited by hackerman1; 23rd October 2013 at 13:39.
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