Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 22:37 UTC
Google "Google Sync was designed to allow access to Google Mail, Calendar and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. With the recent launch of CardDAV, Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV, making it possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols. Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync; however, existing Google Sync connections will continue to function." Others are free to implement the open protocols.
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RE[7]: well good to hear
by wojtek on Sat 15th Dec 2012 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: well good to hear"
wojtek
Member since:
2010-01-24

"Topic last modified: 2012-07-31"

You were saying? Gmail supported open standards from the beginning. MS did so only when they users walked away to the more sane service (I've checked live/hotmail about 1yr ago and IMAP wasn't there - only MS specific solutions)

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RE[8]: well good to hear
by daveak on Sat 15th Dec 2012 11:22 in reply to "RE[7]: well good to hear"
daveak Member since:
2008-12-29

How does not supporting it a year ago change the answer to your question?

Let's now switch roles - can I use IMAP (or any other open *useful* protocol) to access MS mailbox?


It doesn't. The answer is yes you can.

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RE[9]: well good to hear
by maccouch on Sat 15th Dec 2012 12:04 in reply to "RE[8]: well good to hear"
maccouch Member since:
2012-03-14

actually the answer still is "it doesn't support any form of open standard mail communication", apart from pop apparently. I have an outlook.com account and i can't find anywere the imap settings or any reference to it actually.

The help article you've mentioned is not for hotmail or outlook.com but for outlook web apps and " Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Exchange, Live@edu" only!

MS stills tries to stop users form using other services by hindering their own offerings with their proprietary crap. amazing how that has turned against them...

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RE[9]: well good to hear
by maccouch on Sat 15th Dec 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE[8]: well good to hear"
maccouch Member since:
2012-03-14

see this faq by ed bott about outlook.com.
http://www.zdnet.com/using-the-outlook-com-preview-faq-7000001967/

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