Set up Live Mail IMAP with Google Apps for Domains

After spending a few minutes on Google, I was not able to find a direct post by anyone on how to set up Live Mail with Google Apps for Domains.  Just in case anyone else is interested, here it is.  Instead of describing the configs line by line, let me just present some pics, yeah?

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Hope some of you find this useful.

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Windows Live: Writer, Mail, Mesh test spin

I’ve been in a kick recently to consolidate tools I use online, and am feeling rather rebellious about using all online-only UI’s.  It’s also probably because I am procrastinating on a few more important issues, but I decided to give Microsoft’s Live Tools another chance.

So I’ve managed, in a few hours, to consolidate all my email accounts under Live Mail and decided to do a test post on Live Writer– and you are reading the result.  If this works out well, I may just start up on the blogging efforts again.

The interface is classic Microsoft, so it’s instantly familiar.  I feel like I am using Word and Outlook again, which isn’t a bad feeling I suppose.

On top of all this, I am also giving Live Mesh a spin.  It’s been working great so far, even on a Windows 2003 server.  Great, job, MS.

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk again soon.  Promise.