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On Thursday, we announced the immediate availability of IMAP for Outlook.com.
IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, is an older email protocol that is widely supported on feature phones and other email clients such as those on a Mac.
“In addition to offering more complete device connectivity, IMAP (along with OAuth) gives developers opportunities to build third-party clients and services that offer value-added scenarios on top of your Outlook.com email,” according to the Outlook Blog.
The availability of IMAP for Outlook.com has enabled a number of new and unique experiences in your Outlook.com inbox. TripIt, Sift, Slice, motley*bunch, Unroll.me, OtherInbox, and Context.IO have taken advantage of Outlook.com's new IMAP capability, and are rolling out updates today that allow their apps and services to integrate with your Outlook.com email.
For more on this story, head on over to the Outlook Blog.
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