How are Microsoft accounts configured internally?

Hi, I’m giving eM Client a try and so far I like it, it has plenty of ways to customize it.

My current account is @live.ie (which is a regional domain for Microsoft accounts in Ireland). And when adding a new account I selected to use it as an Outlook.com account.

It works and all, and it synchronizes the calendar as well, but I’d like to know how is it connecting to the servers. I mean, is it going via POP3? IMAP? Exchange ActiveSync?

I ask because I’d rather not use POP3, if not EAS IMAP would be preferrable. I see the account is currently using m.hotmail.com as the “server” (guessing incoming? I doesn’t even say in the config of the account). There’s no info either if it’s using SSL/TLS or not at all.

If needed, the settings for IMAP and SSL/TLS are as follow:

IMAP incoming server: imap-mail.outlook.com, via port 993 using SSL.
Outgoing server: smtp-mail.outlook.com, via port 587 using TLS.

Also, what about the contacts and calendar? Same way? CardDAV & CalDAV (I don’t know if Microsoft’s servers support that though)?

Thanks for your time anyway, I appreciate it.

Hi, if you will use automatic setup for outlook.com account it will be manually set to IMAP and Airsync for calendar.

Jan