Outlook supports the IMAP IDLE extension, but has a bug which can cause an accidental logout if Outlook is inactive and no mail arrives for three hours.
We suggest setting these two variables in archiveopteryx.conf:
use-smtps enables support for a nonstandard variant of SMTP, which some versions of Outlook prefer to use when submitting mail.
Outlook needs some configuration to use SMTPS/submission. The exact
details vary. Generally, it is necessary to select
requires an encrypted connection,
This server requires a
secure connection or similar. It may be necessary to change
the port from 25 to 465 (for SMTPS) or 587 (for SMTP submission). It
is also necessary to select
Mail server requires
authentication or similar.
auth-login enables a nonstandard authentication mechanism which some versions of Outlook need. If this is not enabled, Outlook's error message can be very confusing.
In case of questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: 2010-11-19