Compare Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 with Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2013

The Mail and Calendar apps on Windows 10 provide a basic, touch-friendly email and calendar application that is great for use with personal email services, and comes free with every Windows 10 device.

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016 also are available for Windows 10 devices, with the purchase of Office 2013, Office 2016, or Office 365. Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016 are the leading applications for professional email, calendar, contacts, and task management, for those who want the richest feature set for email and calendaring.

See below for a comparison of features.

Mail

Folder pane

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Folders list

Yes

Yes

Favorite folders list

Yes

No

View PSTs

Yes

No

View Online Archive

Yes *

No

Create new folder

Yes

Yes

Rename folder

Yes

Yes

View Clutter folder

Yes

Yes

Access Office 365 Groups

No

No **

Empty Deleted folder

Yes

Yes

Empty Junk folder

Yes

Yes

Hard delete from
Deleted Items

NA

Yes

View/Send mail
from Shared Mailboxes

Yes

No

Access to Public Folders

Yes

No

Access Site Mailboxes

Yes *

No

* Not available in Outlook in Office 365 Business.

** Can receive email and calendar notifications if subscribed to a Group .

Message list

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Conversation view

Yes

Yes

Disable conversation view

Yes

Yes

Flag/Follow up

Yes

Yes

Categorize

Yes

No

Ignore conversation

Yes

No

Clean up thread

Yes

No

Report as junk

Yes

No

Quick steps

Yes

No

Undo

Yes

Yes

Assign Policy
archive or retention policy

Yes *

No

Mark as Clutter button

No

No

Mark as Clutter by
moving email to
Clutter folder

Yes

Yes

Empty Spam folder

NA

No

Schedule/Snooze

No

No

Swipe Gestures

No

Yes

Ability to customize
Swipe Gestures

No

Yes

* Not available in Outlook in Office 365 Business.

Reading pane

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Read IRM messages

Yes

Yes

Apps for Office
- reading pane

Yes

No

Voicemail in Inbox

Yes

Yes

Unsubscribe
(One-click option
on mass emails)

No

No

Compose New Message/Reply

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Respond to IRM messages

Yes

Yes

Create new IRM messages

Yes *

No

MailTips - recipient is Out of office
or outside of organization

Yes

No

Insert/change signatures

Yes

Yes

Follow Up/Flag
when creating email

Yes

No

Set High/Low importance

Yes

Yes

Add Voting buttons

Yes

No

Spell check

Yes

Yes

Attach files

Yes

Yes

Attach links to files
from OneDrive for Business

No

No

Attach and permission
links to files from OneDrive

No

No

Alias support for
Outlook.com

Yes

Yes

Alias support
Gmail.com

No

No

Send email as plain text

Yes

No

Select All messages

Yes

Yes

* Not available in Outlook in Office 365 Business.

Mailbox controls

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Work Offline mode

Yes

Yes

Create Inbox rules

Yes

No

Unified Mailbox

Yes

Yes*

Local Email storage

Yes

No

Import PST

Yes

No

Sync slider
(sync locally)

Yes

Yes

* The Mail app for Windows 10 feature is called Linked Inboxes.

Contacts

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Contacts list

Yes

No *

Search Global Address
List to find contacts

Yes

Yes

Global Address List
search

Yes

Yes

People Card

Yes

Yes

People pivot
(recent emails,
meetings, files
from contact view)

No

Yes**

*The Mail and Calendar apps contain your contacts in the system directory. When you write or reply to an email, you can find the people that you've recently exchanged emails with in the To line. Simply start typing a name to see the suggestions, or select Search directory at the bottom of the suggested names.

**Available through the People app.

Search

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Local search

Yes

Yes

Server/Online
search

Yes

Yes

Highlight search terms
in search results

Yes

No

Connect to other accounts

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Connect to multiple
accounts

Yes

Yes

Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Office 365Office 365
Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Outlook.com

Yes

Yes

Gmail.com

Yes

Yes

Yahoo!

Yes

Yes

IMAP accounts

Yes

Yes

Calendar

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Accept/Tentative/
Decline meeting

Yes

Yes

Edit response

Yes

Yes

Propose new time

Yes

No

Remove from
calendar button

Yes

Yes

Weather Bar

Yes

Yes

Share Calendar *

Yes

No

Open colleagues'
calendars

Yes

No

Send Availability
(share available time)

NA

No

Forward a meeting

Yes

No

Create a new meeting

Yes

Yes

See attendee free/busy
information

Yes

No

Meeting room finder

Yes

No

Meeting attendee
response status

Yes

Yes

Add Lync or Skype
Online Meeting details

Yes

No

* Share Calendar (set permission level and share entire calendar).

Mobile

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

EAS Policy
Pin lock (device level)

NA

Yes

EAS Policy
Execute Remote Wipe

NA

Yes

EAS Policy
Wipe after N incorrect
password attempts

NA

Yes

EAS Policy
Maximum inactivity time lock

NA

Yes

EAS Policy
Force Encryption

NA

Yes

ADAL-based authentication
for Office 365 mailboxes

Yes *

Yes*

Support for Multi-Factor
Authentication

Yes *

Yes*

* If enabled for the account.

Other

Feature

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016

Mail and Calendar
on Windows 10

Set automatic
replies, (Out of office

Yes

Yes

Print

Yes

Yes

App Themes

Yes

Yes

S/MIME support

Yes

Yes

Touch Mode

Yes

Yes

For more information

Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 FAQ

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