Microsoft Office 365 IMAP - compliant with standard IMAP?

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  1. katewes macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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 601

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    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

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    I have Office 365 (non-business version) and it works fine with either Outlook or Apple Mail.
     

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