IMAP – Email protocol that allows you to interact with your email (not calendar or contacts) in a real time fashion – for instance, if you open your email using IMAP, your email will show as open in your “real” inbox. Delete an email and it will remove it from your IMAP client as well as your inbox. IMAP also allows you to see the cabinet and folders in your inbox.
POP – Makes a copy of your email (not calendar or contacts) in your POP client. There is no interaction between this copy and your email server once loaded. One advantage to POP is that you will have a fully separate local copy of your email, accessible even when the email server may not be.
The following is information that you will need to set up POP or IMAP.
Name (as you wish it to be displayed on outgoing messages)
Your email address/username (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP or POP server) - outlook.com (no www)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - pod51000.outlook.com
Visit http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc825479.aspx for specific instructions for mobile devices.