Viewing your email and calendar

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Viewing your email and calendar

Number 2

Personalizing your email and calendar

Number 3

Finding or adding a contact

Number 4

Scheduling a meeting

Number 5

Assigning tasks for yourself or others

Outlook Web App lets you access your email and calendar right from the home page. You can check email, send messages, and set up meetings from the browser.

View your email

When you open Outlook Web App, the first thing you’ll see is your Inbox. This is where messages sent to you arrive, and where you can view and respond to your emails.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account at https://portal.office.com. For example, ellen@contoso.onmicrosoft.com, ellen@contoso.edu, or ellen@contoso.com. If you're not sure what your work or school account is, check the welcome email message that asked you to sign in the first time.

  2. At the top of the page, select Outlook. Or, select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select Outlook.

    Office 365 navigation options
  3. Your Inbox folder is in the navigation pane, messages listed in the middle pane and shown in the reading pane.

    View Email

  4. The reading pane is where the selected conversation is displayed. You can respond to your email message by using Reply, Reply all, or Forward at the top of a message.

View your calendar

Your calendar lets you create and track appointments and meetings. You can view your calendar by day, week, work week or month.

  1. At the top of the page, select Calendar. Or, select App launcher icon and then Calendar.

  2. Week view is the default view when you first visit your calendar in Outlook Web App. Select Day, Work week, Week, or Month to change your calendar view.

    Outlook Web App Calendar

  3. Select any event in your calendar to see a quick view of that event.

  4. A meeting that you’ve been invited to will show the organizer and will include links to respond to the invitation.

    Outlook Web App event

Using Outlook Web App on a mobile device

If you’re using Outlook Web App on a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, you'll see that most features work the same as they do when you’re using Outlook Web App on a desktop or a laptop computer, but some things are done a little bit differently.

  • Tap the Navigation icon in the lower left corner to switch between Mail and Calendar.

    Outlook Web App navigation icon

  • Tap the More icon to see more selections, such as Options, Help, and Settings.

    Outlook Web App Mobile more options icon

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