If you are still using Outlook 2007 to connect to your Office 365 email account on 31st October 2017, you’re in for some shock news.

Microsoft have announced that as of that date, Office 365 will cease to function with Outlook 2007. In other words, you’ll stop being able to send or receive emails (amongst other things) and will need to use webmail or upgrade to a newer version of Outlook.

So what’s going on?

Well, in technical terms Outlook 2007 uses something called RPC over HTTP to connect to Office 365. This is a legacy connection method that was superceded by MAPI over HTTP in 2014. Microsoft are removing support for RPC over HTTP – pure and simple.

Outlook 2007 does not support MAPI over HTTP leaving Outlook 2007 with some stark choices. Upgrade or use webmail.

If you’d like to know more follow the link to Microsoft’s announcement below:


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