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SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365

SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« on: October 27, 2018, 03:03:51 PM »
Cant seem to get it working, I know its a M$ problem with new outlook versions but it would be great if anybody has got this working with SME as I can't any more.

Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 07:09:23 PM »
Make sure dns works (FQDN of SME is ok?) and install certificate of SME in any client. All works (for me).
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Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 09:04:06 PM »
If you can't get through the initial setup wizzard, go to control panel > email and create sme email account manually, then open Outlook 2016 (worksforme, Office Home & Business 2016)

Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 06:29:01 PM »
Latest Outlook wizard is borked. Best way to setup is go to Control Panel / Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016), then the setup can be done manually without the ?wizard?

Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 04:43:39 PM »
sometimes, in the latest versions of W10 & Office2016, there is no more  " Control Panel / Mail "  :-(

Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 05:12:07 PM »
There is... just configure one email and from profile option on Outllok can reach the "old" config panel.
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Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 05:31:11 PM »
There is... just configure one email and from profile option on Outllok can reach the "old" config panel.
yes but... we can modify only the account already created ; we can't create a new one with the old the method : the new wizzard is launched :(

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Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 06:24:52 PM »
From reading i understand the issue is to have new outlook detect correctly how to connect to the server to get emails?


Do outlook works like thunderbird and try to find a xml file on the server itself before trying to guess the settings ?


If yes after trying this recently i did found the creation of new accounts realy easy. Might worth testing.

Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 11:01:09 AM »
Hi Jean-Philippe,
From reading i understand the issue is to have newe outlook detect correctly how to connect to the server to get emails?
Yes, the problem is that the newest outlook doesn't allow to specify the account that is used on the mail server and set by default the email address (on SME, it's not the email but the login (without @domain.com)).

Do outlook works like thunderbird and try to find a xml file on the server itself before trying to guess the settings ?


If yes after trying this recently i did found the creation of new accounts realy easy. Might worth testing.

Yes it is.
Have you create an autodiscover.xml ?

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Re: SME server IMAP mail and Outlook 2016 / O365
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 03:00:34 PM »
Not the one for outlook but the one for thunderbird.

With your issue i see two things:
- getting the autodiscover working
- allow login with full email for imap


There is already this bug there for the 2nd : https://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9865
I suggest you comment there and point to this thread as this change the nfr which was more aestetical to a way to fix a compatibility issue.

For the first one i saw this : https://github.com/gronke/email-autodiscover?files=1

Which might allow by hacking php code to remove the @domain for the username.

Need to test, as it seems from some sites that outlook 2016 does not respect anymore this xml syntax...