Tagged: Outlook Android
KyuuketsukiParticipantDecember 31, 2018 at 9:42 am #612424
I have a new Android tablet and installed Microsoft Outlook on it. With the exception of my own outlook.com email account, I am unable to configure my various email addresses. The other addresses I have, are off my own domains hosted by GoDaddy.
This isn’t a one-off event … my mobile phone (also Android) has the same issue and I have noticed it getting more challenging to configure email addresses on my PC. I recall (on earlier Android and PC editions) that Outlook was more flexible, more configurable and, when I open the configuration page for any of my accounts on Outlook for my PC, I get a very basic IMAP configuration dialogue whereas, not too long ago, I would get a fairly detailed one but I CAN still access that by going to mail configuration in Control Panel.
The Android Outlook client seems to be built around the assumption that you have a standard email address (such as outlook.com, gmail.com or similar) and, whilst there are some advanced settings once connections fail, it doesn’t work generating some kind of security error that I suspect is bogus. I can’t find anything equivalent to the functionality I can get on Windows (via CP), nothing as advanced as, say, the Android Google Mail client settings (much more flexible), a client which works fine with all my email accounts. Yes, I could just use that instead but I like MS Outlook, the way it works, so I guess this is a last-ditch effort to try and get it working for me.
wullieb1ModeratorJanuary 1, 2019 at 11:27 pm #612519
I don’t use Outlook for Android but have you looked for IMAP configuration on the handset?
KyuuketsukiParticipantJanuary 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm #612714
Yeah, the problem with that (as far as I can tell) is that I can’t do that on a per device basis, it’s handled by the client which brings me back to my problem, Google mail client can handle it, Outlook no longer can.
EDIT: No way I can explain this but I seem to be able to access the advanced settings now … it’s still not connecting but I appear to have something to work with.
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