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  • Alhonen: Microsoft put my Outlook account in quarantine for using iPhone’s native Mail app

    Home Forums AskWoody blog Alhonen: Microsoft put my Outlook account in quarantine for using iPhone’s native Mail app

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     Toa Of Justice 6 days, 23 hours ago.

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    • #1571265 Reply

      Da Boss
    • #1575234 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Standard procedure for more than two years: Email app not syncing?

      Not clear why anyone gets offended by this (when you can ignore it with a click as he did):
      Your email will resume syncing with your device.

      Microsoft has addressed a bunch of common issues with mobile email apps that makes old Apple Mail look pretty lame.
      Why Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS Leaves Mail for Dead

      The Best Email Apps for iPhone 2019
      The Best Email Client for iPhone; Outlook

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        Not clear why anyone gets offended by this

        I remember when about other forum website out there produced a nagging pop-up to download Tapatalk (or one of the hundreds of personalized, mostly paid clones – one for each website) when you first accessed it from a mobile device. Wonderful experience that was. Please, stop telling me what client to use to access a server; it’s even less appreciated when you make that into an advertisement for you software. Ktnxbye.

    • #1592036 Reply


      Not surprised. Apple’s mail app really does not play nicely with Microsoft’s mail sync interfaces. Never has, and likely never will.

      No matter where you go, there you are.

    • #1592950 Reply


      You couldn’t pay me to use Outlook.  However, Apple Mail is lame.  For that matter, ALL email clients that are not Thunderbird leave too much to be desired.

      I tried those in the list cited above of best for 2019 that support POP…most didn’t.  None were usable.  They are all dinky including Apple’s and they seem to jumble up email from all your different accounts thus making a royal mess.  What’s worse, is that Apple’s has no way to mass remove quickly the thousands of emails that download!  I only want the most recent (say from the start of this year) on my phone.  Plus, if you use another email client on iPhone while it might have a faster way to remove all the years old mail, that mail then gets redownloaded to the iPhone.

      I tried just choosing ONE email account to use on iPhone but it has about 800 emails going back several years and I could not find an app that would let me remove most of those in one fell swoop (plus they got put back since the server has all my email going back to June 2001 when broadband came to town and I got it).  I got tired of looking at the little notification saying I had 800 plus emails unread.

      So, I decided to not use email on my iPhone 10R as an app.  I can always go online to my ISP’s webmail and get most of my mail there as most of my email accounts are with my ISP.  Or better, just use email when I am at my computers and can use Thunderbird for all the accounts.

    • #1695995 Reply

      Toa Of Justice

      Steven Sinofsky’s account was quarantined as well.

      I also use my iPhone’s Mail app to sync the e-mail in my Microsoft account. Thankfully, my account hasn’t been quarantined. But then again, I believe I set up syncing on my current iPhone before these quarantine messages appeared, so I may not run into this problem unless I set up syncing on a new iPhone. I hope no more accounts get quarantined.

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