Lifehacker | Outlook.com Now Supports IMAP, Which Means Great New Apps Integration

Outlook.com Now Supports IMAP, Which Means Great New Apps Integration

By Melanie Pinola

Thursday, September 12, 2013

http://lifehacker.com/outlook-com-now-supports-imap-which-means-great-new-ap-1301910785

One of the major issues with Microsoft’s Hotmail replacement, Outlook.com, is you could only access it on the web or, with email clients, through the POP3 or Microsoft’s EAS protocol. A lot more devices and services use IMAP, and now so does Outlook.com.

This means you can access your Outlook.com in, say, Thunderbird using IMAP, which offers a few advantages, such as syncing sent items and other folder changes.

In addition, it means third-party apps like TripIt, OtherInbox, and Slice can connect to your Outlook.com email for things like tracking your travel itineraries, keeping your inbox organized, and gathering all your receipts (respectively).

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