Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:03 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to Outlook.com.
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RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Nelson on Tue 18th Dec 2012 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Outlook.com has always supported POP. Microsoft has confirmed IMAP support is coming to Outlook.com

Also, it seems Microsoft may be bringing ActiveSync to the Mac.

Seems like they're taking a multi-pronged approach, which is refreshing. If they implement CardDAV And CalDAV it'll be perfect. Here's hoping.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Microsoft explicitly discourages the use of POP/SMTP on their outlook.com service, and they don't guarantee their pop server will be there in the future. The only thing that Microsoft has said about IMAP support is that they may or may not support it at some point in the future or ever. And then there is the matter of CalDav, etc. So yeah, Microsoft plays politics just like everybody else.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

They've explicitly said IMAP support is coming.

The fact of the matter is that once it does come, Microsoft will support EAS, POP, and IMAP. The only missing piece of the puzzle will be the DAV suite. Which I've already said I hope they change their tune on.

The difference being that Microsoft isn't displacing prospective IMAP users, because there was never the expectation that it would be there prior to their announcement.

The equivalent of what Google did would be Microsoft dumping EAS and moving to IMAP with a 2month migration Window. That is irresponsible on Google's part.

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