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Outlook Web App Light > Options

If your Outlook Web App looks like the image below , you’re using the light version of Outlook Web App. This could be because you selected the option to use the light version, or because you’re using a web browser that doesn’t support the standard version of Outlook Web App.

Outlook Web App Light

The light version of Outlook Web App has fewer options than the standard version of Outlook Web App. For example, here are some tasks that you can’t do in the light version:

  • Change a message to be other than plain text.

  • Create or manage rules to forward email to another account, or remove forwarding.

  • Connect or disconnect other email accounts.

  • Change your profile information.

  • Preview messages, and control how the preview pane or reading pane is displayed.

  • Control how contact lists are displayed.

You can control features such as language settings and message and calendar options, and perform maintenance tasks such as changing your password or managing your mobile device.

Note: For more information about different options in each version, see Compare the standard and light versions of Outlook Web App.

I don't want the light version of Outlook Web App. Where is the standard version?

If you didn't choose the light version of Outlook Web App, just sign out and then use a supported browser to sign back in.

If you did choose the light version from an option, here's how to get back to the standard version of Outlook Web App:

  1. In the light version, go to Options > Outlook Web App version.

  2. Clear the Use the light version of Outlook Web App check box.

  3. Choose Save.

  4. Sign out of the light version, close your browser, and then sign in again using a supported browser. You may need to close all open browser windows before you sign in again.

Options in Outlook Web App

You can customize Outlook Web App using the settings available in the following options:

After you change the settings on any Options page, click Save to apply your changes.

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