WebDAV Protocol Deprecation Delayed – Status Update
May 24, 2008
- The entry below(‘Summary and thereafter’) will become obsolete as will WebDAV access effective Sept 1, 2009. On June 2, 2009 Microsoft announced that WebDAV would finally cease to function(effective Sept 1, 2009).
- For options that should be done prior to the Sept 1, 2009 WebDAV retirement see –> Changes for Accessing Hotmail using the WebDAV Protocol
- Microsoft notifications can be found here
- You may also have received notification via an email if your Hotmail account(hotmail.com or msn.com) was using the WebDAV protocol.
Summary: The content below is only being made available for archival purposes.
- Microsoft announces delay/postponement of previously scheduled transition deadline(June 30th, 2008) for accessing Hotmail accounts using the WebDAV protocol in Outlook Express and Outlook(03/07)
Compliments of the Windows Live Mail Support Team on May 5th, 2008
Note: The above notification(May 5th, 2008) postpones this prior notice(April 17th) about disabling the WebDAV protocol
Http servers(see below) supporting the WebDAV protocol in Outlook Express and Outlook(2003/2007) for Hotmail.com and Msn.com accounts when configured for sending/retrieving will continue to function after June 30th, 2008 and until notified otherwise.
Http Servers Capable of Accessing the WebDAV protocol
Account Type/Domain Server Name MSN.COM http://oe.msn.msnmail.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/hmdata HOTMAIL.COM http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp
May 5, 2008: Original Published Date
May 8, 2008: Added Link on original notification(now delayed) regarding disabling WebDAV protocol
May 24, 2008: Windows Live Tags added
July 21, 2009: Updated to reflect (a) WebDAV retirement/deprecation effective Sept 1, 2009 and (b) blog entry previous content obsolescence