Using Outlook.com as an Exchange and 2-step enabled

asked 2015-03-23 22:30:13 +0200

Aashish gravatar image

I recently switched on 2-step authentication on my outlook.com acoount. I had previously set it up as a MS exchange account as I want to sync emails, contacts and calendar. Obviously the password I had previously entered did not allow the account to sync any more. So I deleted the account and tried to set it up again, with the following results:

  • I 1st entered the original password expecting the phone to take me to a screen to enter the authentication code for the 2nd level. That didnt happen and hence the account could not be set up
    • I started the process again, generated a app password from outlook and entered the generated password for the account. The account was created and authenticated, but Jolla does not sync mails, contact or calendar (basically nothing)

I am now not sure what to do to get it to work. I especially need the contacts to work. Does anyone have any suggestions apart from deactivating 2-step authentication for my outlook.com account?

Is this a bug / missing feature?

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For me it works, when I enable 2 factor auth I simply generated an app password and updated the password on my Jolla. I didn't delete and start again. Sorry for the annoying "it works for me" post.

GD ( 2015-03-24 12:36:07 +0200 )edit

@Aashish - Can the account setup be completed ? or it just fails due to the authentication ?

VDVsx ( 2015-03-26 08:39:31 +0200 )edit

I can complete the setup if I use app password, but sync does not work.

Aashish ( 2015-03-27 00:02:09 +0200 )edit