It’s been a long time coming, but Outlook.com now finally has IMAP support as well.
Outlook.com was already accessible in mail clients via POP3, Exchange Active Sync (EAS), via the Outlook Hotmail Connector (Outlook 2010 and previous) and DeltaSync (Windows Live Mail).
With the inclusion of IMAP, mail sync support now also becomes available to mail clients and devices which don’t offer support for EAS, like Mac Mail, Thunderbird and Microsoft’s own Outlook 2011 for Mac.
Migrating your mail from a pst-file to an Outlook.com account in Outlook 2013 now also becomes much easier by simply connecting (temporarily) via the IMAP protocol as well.
The settings required when setting up the account are:
- Incoming IMAP
- Server: imap-mail.outlook.com
- Server port: 993
- Encryption: SSL
- Outgoing SMTP
- Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
- Server port: 587
- Encryption: TLS