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Configure External Mail Clients (Outlook, Mail for Mac) with Office 365

How do I read my e-mail from the Mac Mail client, Microsoft Outlook or the Windows Live Mail desktop client?

What's the difference between IMAP and POP?

With POP mail, each message must be downloaded and stored as a local copy on every computer that you use to access your email. When you get a lot of email, or access your email from many locations, managing your inboxes can start to get complicated. With IMAP, each computer accesses the messages that are stored on the server, and you don't need to download any local copies. The inbox for your SamuelMerritt.edu account will look the same on your home computer, work computer, and every other IMAP-capable email device that you use. If given a choice, we encourage you to choose IMAP.

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