Office 365 - Setting Up Other Mail Clients Using IMAP

Other email clients are typically not recommended because they do not support Microsoft Exchange and provide only limited Office 365 functionality. Mozilla Thunderbird is the most common example.

You can still get Thunderbird and other clients to work with Office 365 by utilizing the IMAP protocol instead of Exchange. When setting up an account using IMAP, use the account configuration settings listed below when prompted:

Email Address: Your UWM email address (i.e., ePantherID@uwm.edu)
Password:
Your ePanther password
Username:
Your UWM email address (i.e., ePantherID@uwm.edu)
Domain:
uwm.edu
Incoming Mail Server:
outlook.office365.com
Incoming Port Number:
993
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
smtp.office365.com
Outgoing Port Number: 587

IMAP clients will only work for simpler tasks, such as viewing or sending emails and scheduling basic meetings. Advanced Office 365 features will need to be accessed using a recommended clients or Outlook Web Access.



Keywords:office365, office 365, mail, email, imap, setup   Doc ID:46828
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-02-04 11:53 CDTUpdated:2016-09-09 12:23 CDT
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