Outlook Web Access Overview
Posted by Phil Sloat, Last modified by Phil Sloat on 10 May 2018 05:39 PM

Notifications, navigation and settings

At the top of Outlook Web App, you’ll find notifications, links to each of the types of information stored in your mailbox, and links to your personal information and options. This is the taskbar.


  • The Notification icon  on the taskbar will indicate when you have a new message, or a calendar or task reminder. Click the Notification icon to reveal the Notification blade to show a preview of the latest new message, or the calendar to view and manage calendar and task reminders. The indicator only appears when there is a new message or an active reminder. If you switch modules (see below) the notification will clear if the reminder is for that module. e.g. Notification icon shows 1 pending. You click the Mail module (below) and the notification will clear.
  • Click MailCalendarPeople, or Tasks to switch to other modules in Outlook Web App. See the below module list to overview those


          Module Overviews:


Focused Inbox

Focused Inbox separates your inbox into two tabs—Focused and Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way—on the Other tab. For more information about the Focused Inbox in Outlook Web App, go to Focused Inbox for Outlook.

Open and item in a separate window

By default, you read and create items in Outlook Web App either in the reading pane, or in a window that overlays the main window. But that isn’t always what you need. Sometimes you need to be able to view or edit an item in a separate window.
For most items, to open them in a separate window, look for the pop out icon  in the upper corner of the item you’re working on. Click it to open that item in a separate window.
To open a message that you’re reading in a separate window, click the extended menu icon  and select Open in a separate window.

Work Offline

You can use Outlook Web App on your laptop or desktop computer when you’re not connected to the Internet. For information about setting up offline access, see Using Outlook Web App offline.

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