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The latest preview version of Outlook for Mac finally supports IMAP and iCloud accounts so here we show you how to setup an IMAP account with Outlook For Mac.

When the new version of Outlook for Mac was publicly released in October 2020 it did not allow connecting to IMAP or iCloud accounts to retrieve mail.

Now you can finally use IMAP accounts with Outlook for Mac by following these instructions.

  • Select Outlook > Preferences > Account.
  • Click the plus (+) sign > New Account.
  • Type your email address > Continue.
  • Type your password > Add Account.
  • Depending on your IMAP email provider, you may then be redirected to its website to give Outlook permission to access your mail, contacts, and calendars. Click Allow to continue.
  • Select Done to start receiving and sending email from your IMAP account in Outlook for Mac.

If Outlook for Mac is not working with your IMAP account, then you go into the account settings to check that everything is setup correctly.

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2 Responses

  1. Guy

    The older version of Outlook Mac (Office 365) supported storing email folders/subfolders “On My Computer” on the left side of the Outlook window. Does the new release provide this feature or are we still left out in the cold?

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    • MacHow2

      At the moment the On My Computer feature is not available in the Preview version of Outlook For Mac but there is a petition to restore this on the Microsoft Support Site.

      Reply

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