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Outlook.com Review


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  • 3 months later...

Outlook.com is a great service - the only issue I've ever had, is sometimes it will say "Something went wrong on our end", which can be annoying when sending emails.

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lol @ people complaining it didn't support imap which hasn't been updated since the 90s, avoid it like the plague.

The biggest advantage of outlook is Exchange.

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lol @ people complaining it didn't support imap which hasn't been updated since the 90s, avoid it like the plague.

The biggest advantage of outlook is Exchange.

 

Sadly unless anything has changed IMAP is still the only way to access Outlook.com using desktop email clients on OSX and Linux.

You only get Exchange ActiveSync with Outlook.com, not the full Exchange experience.

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  • 5 years later...
On 19/09/2015 at 05:45, InsaneNutter said:

 

Sadly unless anything has changed IMAP is still the only way to access Outlook.com using desktop email clients on OSX and Linux.

You only get Exchange ActiveSync with Outlook.com, not the full Exchange experience.

Actually, Outlook.com has supported POP3 from the beginning - as has Outlook the desktop e-mail client - the latter gained IMAP4 with Outlook 98.  You are likely thinking of educational e-mail accounts - and Google's GMail and GoogleMail services that use IMAP4 as their defaults.  In other words, it's not an Outlook.com flaw, it's an e-mail client flaw (in Linux, for example, I use KMail - which supports POP3 just fine).

 

The complaint that was true with the first two versions of the Outlook desktop e-mail client was the lack of IMAP4 support - because of educational e-mail services, which were - and still are - based on IMAP4 - not POP3 - which was something that Outlook 98 fixed.  (Outlook 98 for Windows was an out-of-order release, in that there was no Office 98 for Windows; there was, however, an Office 98 for OS X; also, Outlook 98 was the first version of the Outlook e-mail client to be given away to all and sundry; you had to be under a rock to NOT get Outlook 98 for Windows on a CD that year - it was as bad as AOL CDs.)

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