Can I use Cyrus IMAP w/Outlook?

Paul Dekkers Paul.Dekkers at
Wed Jan 12 04:17:10 EST 2005

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.


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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