Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Sign in to Outlook on the web, part of Outlook on the web Essential Training.
- [Gini] There are two possible ways that you will sign into your account, and it depends on whether or not you use Office 365. So if you use Office 365, then what you'll do is you will simply go to Office 365 sign-in. Log in the way that you do to be able to access anything else in Office 365. If you are not using Office 365, then you will need to get the web address for your email from whoever it is who manages your Exchange server.
And then you will enter that URL in your browser. For example, it's pretty typical to see https and then mail.servername or company name.com. That is typically what you're looking for, so ask your Exchange server administrator or anyone else, and for both of these log ins, you will be required to provide your complete email address, your organizational email address, whether this is your company or your college or university, and then your password, and then you'll be able to sign in.
So let's go do that. I've opened up Internet Explorer, and I'm going to go to office.microsoft.com. I have an option to sign in, which takes me to this page, and it says, "Use your work or school or personal Microsoft account." This is a global sign-in that's available to me. Now I might have a personal Microsoft account, but that account is not going to be linked to Outlook on the Web. That would be linked to outlook.com.
My work or school email is what will be connected to Outlook on the Web because that's what's running on Office 365 or on my Exchange server. And to be clear, if you have a home subscription to Office 365, it doesn't include Outlook, so it does not include this type of an Exchange account. I'm going to enter my work email address then, and when I do, because it's not a personal email address, when I tab to the password field, I'm automatically taken to the sign-in page for my organization which looks like this.
It might be customized instead of this, but this is what it looks like and rather than assume that that password is correct, I'm going to enter my password, ask to be kept signed in, and click Sign In. And here I am in Office 365. I have online apps arrayed here, and you may not have that when you log in, but you will as I do have a waffle in the upper left hand corner, and from here, we can go to Mail, Calendar, People.
This is Outlook on the Web. I'm going to click Mail. Notice that Outlook is opening my mailbox, and here I am in Outlook on the Web.
- Working offline
- Creating messages
- Attaching files and pictures to a message
- Creating and using an email signature
- Working with Clutter
- Setting out of office options
- Modifying general and email settings
- Creating or modifying repeating appointments
- Creating and applying categories
- Displaying multiple calendars
- Creating repeating meetings
- Using contact lists
- Creating and joining Office 365 groups