Exchange Online now supports POP e-mail, so you can send and receive Exchange Online e-mail using any POP e-mail client. For information about other recently announced features, see Service Update: October 2009 Release Availability, Features Announced.
NOTE: POP e-mail does not provide Free/Busy, presence, calendar, tasks, and other rich features normally associated with Exchange Online e-mail. Additionally, POP e-mail access cannot be enabled for Deskless Worker accounts.
· If you are a Microsoft Online Services administrator, you can contact Microsoft Online Services Technical Support to request POP service, and provide them with the list of e-mail addresses to POP enable. You can specify a list of individual mailboxes or every mailbox in your organization. You can track the status of your service request on the Support tab of the Microsoft Online Services Administration Center.
· Any POP e-mail client.
· Microsoft Online Services user account with a Standard (not Deskless) Exchange Online license.
· Port 995 in through your company’s firewall.
When Support notifies you that POP e-mail has been enabled, follow your POP e-mail client instructions to configure your e-mail client. You’ll need to provide the following information:
· Port number: 995
· Security protocol: SSL
· User account: For example, email@example.com
· User account password
· POP Server: select from POP Servers by Location table below.
NOTE: If you want Exchange Online to keep a backup of your e-mail, select the configuration option that allows you to keep your e-mail messages on the server.
Asia Pacific (APAC)
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
Is POP3 access available to users with Exchange Online Deskless Worker Standard licenses?
Good question Rich. I did a little research and learned that POP enablement is NOT available to Exchange Online Deskless Worker licenses. I filed a bug to update our documentation.
Thanks for asking!
Can we ever expect IMAP access?
This is working great for incoming mail, but what are the outgoing settings (server/port)?
POP3 access enables troubleshoot received messages? I can not access POP3 pst file recovery
"Send and Receive POP E-Mail"
So is there an SMTP server that can be used so that the POP client is able to send emails?
I've been informed that POP3 access with an SMTP domain set to "External Relay" is not a supported configuration. This is a problem for us as we plan to share users between BPOS and an internal mail server.
POP3 access is necessary for us as it's not possible to have Outlook 2003/2007 connected to different Exchange servers at once - we use email simultaneously from our own and our clients mail systems.
We have an existing internal application that sends email notifications using POP3. The sender is not a real mailbox though.
Can we configure this application to send mail through Exchange Online, even though the sender address doesn't exist? If so, do I just need to provide authentication details for any other valid user? If not, does this mean I need a full user license just for that application?
Is IMAP something that we will also see added moving forward or is this somehting that is not going to be an option?
Yes. We are working to offer IMAP. When it's ready, we'll announce on this blog.
Good to hear you're working on IMAP support. Can't wait to get this.
Can you estimate how long it will take to implement IMAP for MSOnline?
So what is the SMTP url?
I really hope IMAP is available soon. The limitation of one exchange account in outlook will be a major problem for a number of our clients.
Lack if IMAP is partly why we are now moving, that and incomptence from the billing team
@James - where are you moving to? I have no issue to move again if the service and price is acceptable.
Please let me know your findings