Can I use Cyrus IMAP w/Outlook?

Hamish lists at
Wed Jan 12 05:42:50 EST 2005

Paul Dekkers wrote:
> Thomas Kessler wrote:
>> Can I use Cyrus IMAP w/Outlook? Is this even possible? I setup Cyrus 
>> assuming that I could, but I haven’t been able to find any saying that 
>> is works, just that Insight Server application that works with Cyrus 
>> IMAP. If I can’t use Cyrus with Outlook, can someone recommend an IMAP 
>> server that will?
> Of course you can use it. It's not the best IMAP client in the world (I 
> would rather use (and support) Mozilla/Thunderbird ;-) or, ok, maybe 
> even rather Outlook Express then Outlook because of its IMAP support), 
> but it surely works. Just set up an IMAP account with the correct 
> account info & credentials.
> Paul
> P.S. If authentication fails against the Cyrus server you should 
> probably tune your sasl_mech_list to something like "PLAIN LOGIN" 
> depending on your backend ofcourse.
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We have had outlook 2000/2003 working (*well, um...) with cyrus, but 
like paul says, there are much better imap clients available - outlook 
works (*well, um...) with exchange, and there are some frustrating 
things that it does and does not do with imap. We are busy moving to 
thunderbird for email, still looking for a collaboration client...
Hope that helps,
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