Using Outlook.com without going through a browser


  1. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
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    Using Outlook.com without going through a browser


    I was introduced to Outlook.Com while exploring Windows People App. Is there anyway to use it without going through Firefox, Edge or some other browser?

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 12,429
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    No. Part of the whole point of Hotmail.com and its intended successor of Outlook.com was to be Internet based, not an installed E-Mail Client on a computer.
    Current link for both:
    Outlook free personal email and calendar from Microsoft
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  3. Posts : 548
    Windows 10 Build 1809
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    OK Berton. That is what I thought.
    Thank you.

    Berton said:
    No. Part of the whole point of Hotmail.com and its intended successor of Outlook.com was to be Internet based, not an installed E-Mail Client on a computer.
    Current link for both:
    Outlook free personal email and calendar from Microsoft
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  4. Posts : 12,429
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    You're welcome.
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  5. Posts : 132
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    FWIW, you can install Outlook.com as a web app (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...8-71cdeeb78e83)
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  6. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
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    JJG10 said:
    I was introduced to Outlook.Com while exploring Windows People App. Is there anyway to use it without going through Firefox, Edge or some other browser?

    Thank you.
    Berton said:
    No. Part of the whole point of Hotmail.com and its intended successor of Outlook.com was to be Internet based, not an installed E-Mail Client on a computer.
    Current link for both:
    Outlook – free personal email and calendar from Microsoft

    Maybe I don't understand the question.

    I use an email client that's locally installed on my PC to access 2 hotmail.com accounts, my ISP's mail server, 1 Outlook.com account and a Gmail.com account.

    I simply launch my email client, Outlook365, without any browser loaded and have close to full functionality of the email accounts.


    I recently set up a client's PC with Thunderbird so she can access her ISP's mail server as a POP, downloading all email to her PC. The ISP's mail server limitation was only 1 GB and she was constantly over limit, causing her grief with bounced emails.

    Thunderbird is a powerful and customizable freeware app if free works better.

    Thunderbird — Make Email Easier. — Thunderbird
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  7. Posts : 2,284
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       #7

    If I understand the question correctly there are 2 non Web Browser ways.

    1) Email/People/Contacts/Calendar Client App like what you have in Windows 10 i.e. Mail, People, and Calendar Apps.

    2) Use the Apps feature of the Edge Browser as detailed in post #5. In this case you get an Apps Window rather than a Web Browser Window.
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  8. Posts : 11,387
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    JJG10 said:
    Is there anyway to use it without going through Firefox, Edge or some other browser?
    Yes, as explained by Gary, W10 Tweaker & Helmut.

    You can set them up for retrieval by applications on your computer & on your phone yet still have access through a browser when you want that.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 327
    Windows 10 x64 v2004 OS Build 19041.804
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    JJG10 said:
    I was introduced to Outlook.Com while exploring Windows People App. Is there anyway to use it without going through Firefox, Edge or some other browser?
    You can access Hotmail/Outlook.com email accounts in Microsoft Outlook (Office client) and other email clients such as Thunderbird and eM Client. Have a look here:

    Outlook alternatives 2021: free and premium alternatives at a glance - IONOS
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