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Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac is Now Free to Use

Monday March 6, 2023 9:03 am PST by
Microsoft today announced that its Outlook app for Mac is now free to use, eliminating the need for a Microsoft 365 subscription or license. Outlook supports multiple email providers, including, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo Mail, and others, with a unified inbox and universal search functionality available. As noted by The Verge, the app has been optimized for Macs with Apple silicon...
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Microsoft Investigating Outlook Outage Affecting Users in the United States [Update: Fixed]

Tuesday February 7, 2023 12:24 am PST by
Update: Microsoft says that it has "applied mitigation throughout the affected infrastructure, and we're starting to see gradual recovery," although there are still some sporadic reports of issues accessing email. Update 2: Microsoft now says "availability is at 99.9%, with full restoration almost complete." Microsoft says it is investigating a problem with its Outlook email service...
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Microsoft to Replace Outlook for Mac With New Universal Client

Tuesday January 5, 2021 4:25 am PST by
Microsoft is planning to replace Outlook for Mac with a new web-based universal Outlook client, according to Windows Central. Months after announcing a complete redesign of Outlook for Mac, Microsoft is reportedly intending to scrap its current Mac app and replace it with a new client based on the Outlook web app. Codenamed "Monarch," the project is Microsoft's attempt to build a single ...
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Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac Redesign, Improvements to iOS and watchOS Apps

Tuesday September 22, 2020 8:56 am PDT by
Microsoft has today announced plans to bring a new design to its Outlook for Mac app along with several other improvements and features for Outlook on iOS and watchOS. In preparation for the public release of macOS Big Sur, Microsoft has been testing a new design for Outlook on Mac. The design includes Microsoft's Fluent icons and several design cues from Big Sur such as rounded corners....
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Microsoft Outlook Updated for iOS 14, Can Be Set as Default Mail App

Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:45 pm PDT by
With iOS and iPadOS 14 available as of today, Microsoft has updated its Outlook app for iOS devices to enable support for the new iOS 14 feature that lets third-party mail and browser apps be set as default apps (via The Verge). After installing the new version of the app, Outlook can be set to be the default mail app on your iPhone or iPad, so when you click a mail link to compose an email, ...
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Microsoft Outlook Update Brings 'Ignore Conversation' Feature to iPhone and iPad

Tuesday May 5, 2020 1:52 am PDT by
Microsoft has released a new version of its Outlook app for iPhone and iPad that includes a new feature allowing users to remove repetitive multi-reply email threads from their inbox. In Microsoft speak, a Conversation is the complete chain of emails from the first message through all responses, and the messages of a Conversation have the same subject. The new feature, called Ignore...
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Microsoft Outlook App Optimized for Split View on iPad

Tuesday February 4, 2020 6:29 am PST by
Microsoft today updated its Outlook app with full support for Split View on compatible iPad models, allowing users to multitask in a variety of ways, such as having an email and calendar open side by side. Split View also enables users to drag and drop text, photos, and files from one app to another, such as dragging text from Safari into an Outlook email. To drag and drop text, select the...
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Microsoft Outlook for Mac Redesign Bringing New Features and Performance Improvements

Tuesday November 5, 2019 12:58 am PST by
Microsoft has revealed its plans to bring a new design to its Outlook for Mac app along with several performance improvements (via The Verge). Account syncing optimizations are promised as Outlook will adopt the same cloud sync technology that's used in Outlook for iOS and Android, which should mean Office 365,, and Google accounts sync faster. Design-wise, users can expect a ...
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Microsoft Releases 'Play My Emails' Text-to-Speech Feature for Cortana in the iOS Outlook App

Monday November 4, 2019 6:05 am PST by
Alongside a slate of announcements made this morning, Microsoft has launched a new text-to-speech feature for Cortana in the Outlook app for iOS devices. With this feature, called "Play My Emails," the Outlook app uses Cortana's natural language interactions and AI to read out your latest emails. Microsoft is aiming this feature at users who want to catch up on their inboxes while doing...
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PSA: Microsoft Outlook Breach Worse Than Expected, Hackers Could Read Emails of 6% of Affected Users

Monday April 15, 2019 10:27 am PDT by
Microsoft has revealed that one of its support agent's credentials were compromised, enabling unauthorized parties to access information from a "limited subset" of users, including e-mail addresses, folder names, subject lines, and the names of recent recipients, between January 1 and March 28 of 2019. It gets worse, unfortunately. In a statement issued to The Verge, Microsoft said that the...
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Highly Requested Dark Mode Comes to Outlook Web Mail Service

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:26 am PDT by
Microsoft today launched a much-requested dark mode for its web mail service. The company teased the new mode earlier this month, suggesting it would be reminiscent of last year's Halloween theme for Outlook. The new dark mode actually adopts shades of grey to generate panel contrast, providing a more polished look as a result. You can enable it from the Quick settings menu (the...
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Microsoft Announces New Features for Outlook on Mobile, Desktop, and Web

Tuesday May 1, 2018 4:41 am PDT by
Microsoft is rolling out several new features for Outlook users this week and in the next couple of months. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Google's recently launched Gmail redesign, and promises changes to the company's Outlook desktop and mobile apps, as well as its webmail service. First up is new support for synced draft folders, which will allow Outlook users to draft a message ...

Microsoft Stops Offering New Premium Subscriptions, Rolls Features Into Office 365

Monday October 30, 2017 1:02 pm PDT by
Microsoft today announced that its Premium feature, which offered features like an ad-free Outlook experience for $19.95 per year, is closed to new subscribers. Premium features are now being added to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscriptions. Today, we began rolling out new benefits for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers who use...
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Microsoft Outlook for Mac Gaining 'Simplified' Redesign With UI Similar to iOS App

Monday October 16, 2017 9:00 am PDT by
Microsoft has revealed a redesign coming to its Outlook apps for Mac and Windows platforms, which is described as aiming for a "simplified" user interface that falls in line with the Outlook app for iOS. The Verge detailed the new and less complex version of Outlook on desktop, which was first spotted by MSPowerUser. The Mac and Windows apps will feature a single-line ribbon that will be...

Microsoft Updates Outlook for iOS With Redesigned Navigation, Conversations and Search

Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:41 pm PDT by
Microsoft today announced some major changes to its Outlook app for the iPhone and the iPad, introducing a redesigned conversation experience, improved navigation, and smarter search features that are coming in the near future. The enhanced conversation design displays more of a conversation on a single screen, and there's clearer separation between each individual message. When opening a...

Outlook for Mac 2016 Gaining Delivery Notifications, Send Later Option, and More

Monday June 19, 2017 10:42 am PDT by
Microsoft today announced that it's implementing several new features in Outlook for Mac, all of which have been highly requested by its Office 365 subscribers. Timed emails, delivery notifications, email templates, and more are being added to the Mac software. With a new Send Later feature, Outlook for Mac users can draft an email and then schedule it to send at another time using the new...
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Microsoft Invites Mac Users to Preview Google Calendar Support in Outlook 2016

Thursday April 13, 2017 12:51 am PDT by
Microsoft has begun inviting Mac users to try its new Google Calendar and Contacts support in Outlook 2016 by downloading and installing the application from its preview site. Up until now, many of Outlook's more advanced email features have only been available to users with an, Office 365 or Exchange email address. This week's global rollout means anyone with a Gmail account can...
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Amazon's Alexa Gets Expanded Calendar Support and Tap Speaker Hands-Free Mode

Wednesday February 15, 2017 1:52 am PST by
Amazon has silently updated its Alexa assistant to include calendar support, reports The Verge. Amazon's Echo family of connected smart speakers have always supported Google calendars, but now Outlook users can ask Alexa to add or review upcoming events in their schedule using voice commands like "What's on my calendar?" or "Add an event to my calendar."

Microsoft to Kill Off Sunrise Calendar iOS App on August 31

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:55 am PDT by
Microsoft is set to merge its team of Sunrise Calendar app developers into its Outlook team, in a move that signals the end for the popular standalone calendar app (via The Verge). Sunrise Calendar was designed by former Foursquare engineers and won many fans for its ability to seamlessly integrate with various online services and incorporate social networking and event information from Google ...

Microsoft Updates iOS Outlook App With Security-Enhanced Touch ID Support

Monday March 14, 2016 7:53 am PDT by
Microsoft recently updated the iOS version of its email client Outlook [Direct Link] with the ability for users to enable Touch ID when accessing the app. Outlook is the first of the major email apps on iOS -- including Gmail and Apple's own stock Mail app -- to support the fingerprint security features of Touch ID. To set up Touch ID in Outlook, navigate to the "Settings" tab within the...