Outlook add-ins - Support for POP and IMAP accounts

Outlook add-ins - Support for POP and IMAP accounts
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 Apr 02 2024
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Context

 

We started developing an Outlook add-in, to replace our current one, which is a COM based add-in, since the new version of Outlook won't be compatible with COM add-ins. While going through the requirements for the new add-in, we saw that the add-in will only be available to accounts connected to an Exchange server or Microsoft 365.

 

Issue

 

We have some clients that use Outlook with POP/IMAP accounts. In this scenario, the new add-in won't even be displayed to them. We researched some workarounds to solve this situation, but none of them seem really feasible from a programming standpoint.

 

Request

 

Add support to POP/IMAP accounts in the Outlook add-ins, to avoid forcing our clients to change theirs mail server to Exchange, since we consider this impractical.

 

If this is already being developed, we want to know if there is any estimative to when it will be released. Meanwhile, we also want to know if there is any way to display the Outlook add-ins to POP/IMAP accounts.