Support for IMAP IDLE
As far as I can tell Outlook for Windows doesn't have support for IMAP IDLE, which enables faster and more efficient delivery of emails to IMAP accounts. This effectively enables "push" of email messages for IMAP accounts instead of periodic "pull" based on a synchronisation schedule. Outlook for Mac does have support for IMAP IDLE.
I know that Office 365 / Exchange is the "bread-and-butter" of Outlook, but for those of us who use IMAP accounts, often in tandem with Exchange accounts, this would be a much appreciated improvement.
It's really sad that I have to use the Windows 10 Mail App to get this feature.
Maybe I should cancel my Office265 subscription ;-(
Johan Olson commented
Could you make sure that outlook 2016 works for clients that use ISPs where IMAP is the only option to set up incoming emails to outlook. As of now I can not use many functions such as categorise contacts
Can you provide full functionality for flagging messages (set reminders) and Pinning messages with IMAP email accounts which are currently not supported
Very important to have categories for imap
Any plan for support imap idle / push on windows?