Microsoft Office 365 IMAP - compliant with standard IMAP?

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  1. katewes macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    It's been often said that Google Gmail IMAP is not compliant with standard IMAP protocol, having its quirks which make it difficult to play nicely with Apple Mail. Hence, my question: how standard-compliant is Microsoft's Office 365 IMAP with the standard IMAP protocol?

    -- do Office 365's IMAP folders play nicely with Apple Mail's folders?

    -- when you delete an email from 365's IMAP, is it deleted, or -- just as with Gmail IMAP -- merely archived?

    Are there any quirks in Office 365's IMAP that we should be made aware of?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use outlook and it works fine with my iCloud account. I have no issues with folders or syncing. I'm not sure if that's what you're asking exactly,
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I have an Office 365 email account but I can't answer the question since I have it set up as Exchange on every device and with every email client application I use (or even tried) on those devices.
  4. lparsons21 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2014
    Southern Illinois
    I have Office 365 (non-business version) and it works fine with either Outlook or Apple Mail.

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