Premium Outlook.com features for Office 365 subscribers

Enjoy advanced protection against phishing and malware, no ads, and other premium features for your Outlook.com account – all part of your Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription.

  • Advanced email security. As an Office 365 subscriber, you get enhanced security tools that help protect your inbox from phishing and malware. Learn more about advanced Outlook.com security for Office 365 subscribers.

  • Ad-free interface. Office 365 subscribers enjoy an ad-free Outlook.com mailbox. Without ads, you have less distractions and enjoy faster page load times.

  • Larger mailbox storage. Office 365 subscribers get 50 GB of email storage as a subscription benefit. You'll have 50 GB of email storage at your disposal.

  • Premium support. Office 365 subscriptions include premium customer support, so if you need to contact Microsoft for help, you'll get our highest level of service.

These benefits activate automatically for all Office 365 subscribers who have an Outlook.com mailbox associated with their subscription. Outlook.com mailboxes have email addresses ending in @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com.

Note: These benefits are rolling out to existing Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers beginning October 2017. The process will take several weeks to complete, so you may not see these benefits right away.

Not an Office 365 subscriber? Take your Outlook.com to the next level. Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers get all these benefits plus the latest versions of the full Office applications and cloud services. Learn more about Office 365.  

Frequently asked questions

I'm an Office 365 subscriber. How can I start using these premium Outlook.com capabilities?

If you signed up for your Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription with an Outlook.com email address ending in @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com, the benefits will be applied automatically.  You don't need to take any action.

Note: These benefits are rolling out to existing Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers beginning October 2017. The process will take several weeks to complete, so you may not see these benefits right away.

I signed up for my Office 365 subscription with a Gmail or Yahoo account, or other non-Outlook.com account.  Can I still get premium Outlook.com benefits?

No, these benefits only apply if your subscription is associated with an Outlook.com account. Outlook.com accounts have email addresses ending in @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com.

How do I invite others to join my subscription?

With an Office 365 Home subscription, you can share the benefits with up to 4 others.  If the people you share your benefits with have Outlook.com mailboxes, they’ll get the benefits automatically. Learn about sharing Office 365 Home subscription benefits.

Where can I learn more about the advanced email security features provided with my subscription?

For more information, see Advanced Outlook.com security for Office 365 subscribers.

I am still getting junk mail in my mailbox.  Isn’t my Outlook.com experience supposed to be ad-free?

The ad-free subscription benefit means you won’t see banner ads or ads in your message list when you use Outlook.com.  You’ll continue to receive all messages sent to your account, some of which may be advertisements you signed up to receive, or junk mail.

What happens to my Outlook.com account if I cancel my Office 365 subscription or let it expire?

You'll continue to have access to your Outlook.com account, but the premium benefits will be deactivated.

If I have an Office 365 commercial subscription, such as Office 365 Business Premium, can I get premium features for my Outlook.com account?

No. Outlook.com is a consumer service, so these benefits apply only to Office 365 consumer subscriptions – specifically Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal.

Is Outlook.com Premium still offered as a standalone subscription?

The Outlook.com Premium standalone offering is now closed to new subscribers. Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions to continue receiving subscription benefits. To learn more, see Outlook.com Premium closed to new subscribers.

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