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2016-09-16 11:36 AM
I have read how to setup optus mail with outlook BUT it does not describe how to set up using IMAP, as I dont want a stand alone laptop collecting my mail or have it spread across various laptops, phones etc.
I was able to set up a mirror of my optus webmail account BUT I can receive and sync mail across various devices but it will not let me send mail from any device. I keep getting connection to server failed.
Does Optusmail support IMAP and if so where are decent instructions for the setup. It seems like it should work, but alas its a BIG fail.... why ?
2016-09-16 11:41 AM
I have asked the same question several times and apparently they don't support imap.
2016-09-16 11:45 AM
Thanks a lot for the bad news - LOL
So Basically you need to use your Webmail account to send emails, which is a pain..... or have one POP account to send mail from and then uncheck the auto delete from server so you can see your webmail inbox from various IMAP set up devices....
What a bad compromise
2016-09-16 11:50 AM
Yep that's about it. You can receive mail to as many devices as you like however there is no option to sync folders or sent items.
2018-12-26 03:29 PM
Optus does support IMAP on Macs. It has since 1995 at least.
The trick is to put in an INCORRECT password when adding a new email account. Then a new screen will appear with options to select POP or IMAP. Choose IMAP, set your email address and your password correctly, and set the outgoing mail server to smtp.optusnet.com.au.
2019-02-06 12:28 PM
Awesome! Thanks so much. Spent ages trying to figure how to do this!!!