Outlook 2016 & IMAP Trouble with dovecot

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Tue Mar 6 13:51:12 EET 2018

On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 10:22:36 +0100, Jakob Curdes stated:

>> Thanks,
>> that means that outlook is useless as an Imap client then . This is 
>> the whole idea behind
>> imap, to be able to do work while off-line and sync changes when 
>> on-line or I get it wrong ?
>> thanks anyway  
>I would see it a bit more general: Outlook is mostly useless as email 
>client in general (not looking at the groupware functionality). Even 
>with Exchange or other server types, many simple things do not work 
>reliably and never get fixed.
>And the simplest things are impossible, e.g. displaying the full email 
>address of a sender instead of the name only (to make it harder to spoof 
>senders). I suspect 2016 is the 2nd-last version of Outlook to be 
>released and from then on it will be browser-only.
>That said, IMAP support is "strange" and has always been - OL trusts its 
>own .ps ort .ost file more than the server which circumvents the general 
>idea of IMAP. If you need Outlook, avoid IMAP and if you need IMAP, 
>avoid Outlook....

What version of Outlook are you using? I have "2016 (16.0.9029.2016) 32-bit
installed and it does not exhibit the problems that you allege it does?

Have you ever tried any of the MS Forums?


There are others of course, and I have had good success in the past getting
answers. In my experience, the source of the problem is usually PEBKAC.


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