HUIT does not recommend using IMAP or POP to connect to your Office 365 Outlook mailbox. Email clients that are configured via IMAP will experience a variety of limitations, security and performance issues. These issues include:
Loss messages due to data throttling which occurs when you are attempting to move mail. Throttling is controlled by Microsoft and cannot be changed, adjusted, or removed
Most system message flags and all custom flags are not supported. Only the "Read/unread" and "Important" flags are available.
While your existing URL for Outlook on the web will still work, we recommend updating your bookmarks to mso.harvard.edu. From there you can launch the Outlook Web App directly from the homepage by clicking the Office 365 Email & Calendar link in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
All information is sent to and from Office 365 Email & Calendar via a secure connection, however, you should never use email to transfer HRCI or other confidential information. Please refer to the Harvard Enterprise Information Security Policy (HEISP) for help determining what data is considered to be confidential.
Office 365 (O365) is a fully-integrated suite of services geared to help people collaborate more effectively. O365 combines document sharing, email and calendaring, common Office applications, and social-networking tools into a single, web-based platform. Because the services and your data are in the cloud, you have access from virtually anywhere at any time.
The Harvard suite of tools currently includes:
Office 365 Email & Calendar - All of the familiar email, calendaring and personal information management features you're used to,...