Compare Outlook 2016, Outlook on the web, and Outlook for iOS & Android

Mail

Folder pane

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablets

Folders list

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Favorite folders list

Yes

Yes

No

No

View PSTs

Yes

No

No

No

Create new folder

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Rename folder

Yes

Yes

No

No

Clutter folder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

View/Send mail
from Shared Mailboxes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Access to Public Folders

Yes

Yes

No

No

Office 365 Groups

Yes

Yes

No

No

Message list actions

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

Conversation view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toggle conversation
view with classic

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Flag/Follow up

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Categorize

Yes

Yes

No

No

Ignore conversation

Yes

Yes

No

No

Clean up thread

Yes

Yes

No

No

Report as junk

Yes

Yes

No

No

Assign Policy
archive or retention
policy

Yes

Yes

No

No

Mark as Clutter

Yes

Yes

No

No

Empty Spam folder

NA

NA

No

No

Schedule/Snooze

No

No

Yes

Yes

Swipe Gestures
(swipe left/right
to take action on mail)

No

No

Yes

Yes

Ability to customize
Swipe Gestures

No

No

Yes

Yes

Compose New Message/Reply

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

MailTips - recipient is OOF
or outside of organization

Yes

Yes

No

No

Insert/change signatures

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Follow Up/Flag
when creating email

Yes

No

No

No

Set High/Low importance

Yes

Yes

No

No

Add Voting buttons

Yes

No

No

No

Spell check

Yes

Yes

NA *

NA *

Attach files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Attach links to files
from OneDrive for
Business

Yes

Yes

No

No

Alias support
Outlook.com

Yes

No

No

No

Alias support
Gmail.com

No

No

Yes

Yes

* Outlook app for iOS and Android uses autocorrect check.

Mailbox controls

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

Work Offline mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create inbox rules

Yes

Yes

No

No

Set automatic replies,
(OOF)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Print

Yes

Yes

NA

NA

App Themes

Yes

Yes

NA

NA

Contacts

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

Connect to multiple
accounts

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365
Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook.com

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

Gmail.com

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

Yahoo!

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

IMAP accounts

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

* The Mail and Calendar apps contain your contacts in the system directory. When you write or reply to an email, you can find all the people that you've 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.

Search

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

Local search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Server search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

People View
(based on importance)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connect to other accounts

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

Connect to multiple
accounts

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365
Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook.com

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

Gmail.com

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

Yahoo!

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

IMAP accounts

Yes

No *

Yes

Yes

* Outlook Web App provides an option to for Connected Accounts, which syncs mail once per hour.

Calendar

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

Accept/Tentative/
Decline meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edit response

Yes

Yes

No

No

Remove from
calendar button

Yes

Yes

No

No

Weather Bar

Yes

No

No

No

Share Calendar *

Yes

Yes

No

No

Open colleagues'
calendars

Yes

Yes

No

No

Send Availability
(share available time)

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

Forward a meeting

Yes

Yes

No

No

Create a new meeting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

See attendee free/busy
information

Yes

Yes

No

No

Meeting room finder

Yes

Yes

No

No

Meeting attendee
response status

Yes

Yes

Yes **

Yes **

Add Lync or Skype
Online Meetings details

Yes

Yes

No

No

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

** Accept only. Shows all others as "invitees".

Device Management

Feature

Outlook 2016

Outlook on the web

Outlook for iPad and iPhone

Outlook for Android phone and tablet

EAS Policy
Pin lock (device level)

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

EAS Policy
Execute Remote Wipe

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

EAS Policy
Wipe after N incorrect
password attempts

NA

NA

No *

Yes

EAS Policy
Maximum inactivity time
lock

NA

NA

No *

Yes

EAS Policy
Force Encryption

NA

NA

NA

Yes

* Set by user.

* iOS devices are shipped Encrypted.

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