Microsoft working out kinks in Outlook.com's IMAP implementation
The company rolled out IMAP support for the webmail service on Thursday
By Juan Carlos Perez
September 13, 2013 03:27 PM ET
IDG News Service - Getting Outlook.com to work with email client applications via IMAP is proving to be a challenge for some users of the Microsoft webmail service. A variety of problems have been reported through comments in the blog post Microsoft published Thursday announcing the new IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) support in Outlook.com. To their credit, Microsoft officials are clearly monitoring the feedback very closely, as evidenced by their frequent replies to the comments being posted. "We've seen a handful of reports of users running into the error 9 so we're looking into this with high priority," wrote Ben Poon, an Outlook.com program manager with Microsoft, referring to a server timeout error some users are experiencing.