Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail client program and personal information manager, is available as part of Microsoft's Office suite. It can be used as a stand-alone application, or can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for multiple users in an organization, such as shared mailboxes and calendars, Exchange public folders, SharePoint lists, and meeting schedules. A version of Microsoft Outlook for Windows Mobile devices, Outlook Mobile, enables users to synchronize their Outlook data to their smartphones.
Microsoft Outlook POP3 Settings:
username: email@example.com password: your password pop3 server: pop3.live.com port: 995 security type: SSL/TLS Delete email from server: never
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: your password SMTP Server: smtp.live.com Port: 587 Security Type: STARTTLS Require Sign-in: YES
Microsoft Outlook IMAP Settings:
Username: email@example.com Password: your password Server: imap-mail.outlook.com Server port: 993 Encryption: SSL
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: your password Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com Server port: 587 Encryption: TLS
What is POP3
Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) is the most recent version of a standard protocol for receiving e-mail. POP3 allows you to download email messages on your local computer and read them even when you are offline. POP3 makes it easy for anyone to check their email from any computer in the world, provided they have configured their email program properly to work with the protocol.
What is IMAP
IMAP (The Internet Message Access Protocol) is a mail protocol used for accessing email on a remote web server from a local client. IMAP provides the user more capabilities for retaining e-mail on the server and for organizing it in folders on the server. Compared to POP3, IMAP allows users to log into many different email clients or webmail interfaces and view the same emails, because the emails are kept on remote email servers until the user deletes them.
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