Outlook.com now has IMAP

You can now setup your Outlook.com, Live, Hotmail & MSN email as IMAP.

Use these setting:

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Connect Outlook for Mac 2011 to Gmail’s IMAP service

Outlook for Mac 2011 v14.2 (SP2). has made it easier for Outlook users to connect to their Gmail IMAP account. Enter your Gmail email address and password when creating a new Identity and your Send & Receive settings have been done for you automatically. What has not changed is why you should use IMAP rather than POP.

Why IMAP?

Standard POP/SMTP E-mail services download and delete mail from the mail servers by default. IMAP’s difference . . .

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Warning: Issues with Yahoo and ATT IMAP accounts after upgrading to 14.2.5

Users are reporting that after upgrading to 14.2.5, their Yahoo and ATT IMAP accounts in Outlook 2011 were exhibiting odd behavior in the Inbox.

Some or all emails in the Inbox were deleted from Outlook and/or the server when connecting. Deleting emails caused some or all Inbox messages to delete. When synchronized even deleted were returned. . . .

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Basics: Folders On My Computer

With the new unified Inbox option in Outlook that groups your Inboxes, Drafts, Deleted Items and Junk folders, some users are confused over mail that is downloaded to their computer or mail that is on the server. More info on the unified Inbox.

What are folders “On My Computer”?

Messages that are in folders under “On My Computer” are stored on your computer. Exchange users often archive messages from their Exchange account to “On My . . .

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New features in Outlook-unified inbox

If you’ve used Apple Mail or iPhone OS 4.0, you’re already familiar with the unified Inbox. By default, the Outlook folder list groups similar folders (Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Deleted Items ) from all your POP, IMAP and Microsoft Exchange accounts. This feature can make it easier to read all your messages. However, you can turn off this feature so that each account and all it’s folders are separated in the folder list. Unchecking reverts to . . .

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Hotmail accounts as IMAP

Hotmail users have lost functionality when Hotmail switched over to POP access recently. To get back IMAP, sign up to beta test mBox Mail for Mac. . . .

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Logon failure for Exchange users: Mail could not be received at this time.

When connecting to an Exchange mailbox Entourage user sees the following error repeatedly. User enters correct credentials (username, password & domain) but same error comes back again thus effectively entering a never ending loop. . . .

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Empty cache files in Entourage 2008

Another casualty of the transition to Entourage 2008 is the Empty Cache for the Entourage newsreader and purge IMAP messages. Currently there isn’t a way to empty cache files. Rebuilding the database in Entourage 2008 no longer flushes any caches.

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Create Gmail labels and make Entourage folders

A couple of folks have written and asked for ideas about making the move from Gmail POP to IMAP. They already have their mail downloaded into Entourage but IMAP will download that mail again. This could take a while depending on how much mail is in the INBOX.

Entourage will sync all messages in your INBOX if you have Live Sync enabled (see the Configure advanced IMAP settings section in my earlier post Connect Entourage . . .

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