What imap ssl/auth settings work best with MS Outlook?

@lbutlr kremels at kreme.com
Fri Apr 30 10:13:24 EEST 2021

On 29 Apr 2021, at 19:48, Adi Pircalabu <adi at ddns.com.au> wrote:
> <rant importance=low noise_level=medium>
> Fact: Exchange (especially hosted) is 2010-ish, Office365 is the buzzword these days. Microsoft have been trying their best for quite some time now to cripple the IMAP support in Outlook as much as they can so that the email users will move their email business with o365 which - surprise surprise! - is soooo easy to autodiscover, autoconfigure, autothis, autothat. It's all about integrated services run by few well known powerful monopolies and it's only gonna get worse.

As an example of how MSFT (and others) make configuring real emails accounts more difficult:

When you enter your email address, it would be TRIVIAL to check the MX records for the domain and fill those in for the SMTP and IMAP servers, allowing users to more easily add (if needed) the domain prefix.

No one does this.

Not a big thing, of course, but a silly omission that is best explained by "Nah, if they are going to use real servers, let's not make it any easier."

> </rant>

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	Ginger, not paying him the least attention. 'It's all the people
	who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it
	is they're really good at. It's all the sons who become
	blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It's all the
	people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old
	and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become
	bad ploughmen instead. It's all the people with talents who never
	even find out. Maybe they are never born in a time when it is
	possible to find out.'

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