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It is possible to configure an Exchange account in the Outlook application with IMAP settings, just as we configure Webmail servers (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, etc.). It is a convenient way to access company email accounts from anywhere. However, many Exchange experts caution that Exchange accounts should be configured in Outlook directly only, and not using IMAP settings.
The blog is specially written for those users looking to set IMAP connection to Exchange account in Outlook. It includes all the necessary steps to start and complete this IMAP configuration process.
To set up an IMAP connection between Exchange account and Outlook, you must verify that IMAP client connectivity is enabled in Exchange. Also, you must have your Exchange email address along with the password.
Next, perform this procedure step by step:
Click on More Settings on the bottom right.
The Exchange account is now configured in Outlook with IMAP settings. Using this method, you can access your company IMAP mailbox from anywhere.
There are times when you want to back up your company IMAP mailbox data. This is possible with the Kernel IMAP Backup tool, a professional backup software with many user-friendly- features.
It backs up all popular IMAP email servers to Outlook PST and other file formats (MSG, DOC, EML, PDF, HTML, & MSG). Also, it allows users to back up specific IMAP data through date, item type, & folder selection filters. It is compatible with almost all IMAP servers like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, G Suite, Amazon WorkMail, AOL, Zimbra, and more, including Notes, GroupWise, Office 365, and Exchange Server accounts.
Any Exchange account can be configured in Outlook using the IMAP settings, and the whole process is explained in this blog. A powerful solution to back up IMAP mailboxes is also discussed here.