It has been one of the most requested features, and the slowest to arrive feature, for Microsoft’s Outlook service but it has finally arrived. Microsoft overhauled the service over a year ago but the exclusion of IMAP support left users wanting more.
Microsoft announced today that the service is now available on Outlook.com, On the official Microsoft blog the company states, “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.”
The company went on to say, “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.”
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