Sadly, it appears that Microsoft is beginning to pull ActiveSync support from Outlook 2016, begging with an update released on September 12th that has disabled ActiveSync support for new accounts (existing accounts will continue working). This is a very poor decision on Microsoft’s part, however, SmarterTools is working to add MAPI support into SmarterMail which will offer better integration with Outlook than ActiveSync did.
For more information, workarounds and alternative email clients, please visit SmarterTools’ announcement here https://www.smartertools.com/blog/2017/10/04-Outlook-2016-and-EAS
We highly recommend eM Client, which can be downloaded here – http://www.emclient.com/download – It is free for up to 2 accounts and supports Exchange Web Services, free! Exchange Web Services will allow eM Client to sync your email, calendars, tasks etc. just like ActiveSync, but without the licensing costs of ActiveSync. eM Client also includes a built-in chat system that can also connect to SmarterMail’s built-in chat system so you can chat with your colleagues and more!
Please note that ActiveSync is still required for mobile devices if you wish to sync the above items.
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