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I haev never owned a Windows Phone/Mobile device before, but I have daringly preo-rdered the Nokia Lumia 920. I did, however, get a copy of Windows 8 yesterday, and found a worrying thing:

The built-in Mail application only support IMAP over legacy SSL (legacy port 993) and not the more modern and secure STARTTLS over standard IMAP port 143.

Does the Mail client in Windows Phone 8 suffer from the same limitations?

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Based on my own experiences I have found the following:

Windows 8:

  • IMAP only SSL
  • SMTP over STARTTLS

Windows Phone 8:

  • IMAP over STARTTLS
  • SMTP only SSL

Incredibly inconvenient (for server administrators) and frankly astonishingly stupid and inconsistent. I would have believed the two clients shared at least some code in between them.

PS: I have not recorded the activity between the clients and servers. There could still be support through non-standard and totally undocumented quirks.

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I have no experience with Windows Phone 8 myself yet, but the Windows Phone 7 IMAP4 settings only include checkboxes for "Require SSL" (one for incoming, one for outgoing email), and no port number settings. This could mean that just a fixed port number is possible, but I have not tried anything in this regard, so you might be able to use "host:port" syntax to do specify a different port number. No idea if this would work with STARTTLS though, sorry.

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