Setting Up Email: Outlook Web Application


Learn how to use Outlook on the web to access your email.

Outlook on the web is available only to people using UOmail. It is not available to people using Webmail/IMAP. If you're not sure which email service you're using, please see All About Email at UO.


Logging In

You should be able to use Outlook on the web through any web browser, anywhere you have internet access.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your full UO email address in the User name field
    Outlook sign in, enter email address.
  3. If prompted, on the next screen, select Work or School Account
    Select Work or School Account
  4. Enter your password in the Password field then click Sign In.
    Enter your password then press Sign In.
Please Note: The first time you log in, you may be asked to set your time zone.

Differences between Outlook on the web and the Outlook mail application

The primary difference between the two is that the Outlook mail application is more fully featured but must be installed on each device you want to use to access your email. Outlook on the web has fewer features but requires no application to be installed and can be accessed from any device through a web browser.

Is Outlook on the web the right tool for you?

Outlook on the web may be suitable if you...

  • Manage your own mail and calendar
  • Schedule only appointments for yourself or the occasional meeting with others
  • Need access to your account on the go

The Outlook mail application may be beneficial if you...

  • Work mostly from one computer (desktop or laptop)
  • Manage others’ email accounts
  • Manage others’ calendars
  • Schedule complex meetings on a regular basis — e.g., recurring meetings with large numbers of people 
  • Have a need to archive messages
  • Copy and paste email lists from Excel into messages or to create contact groups
  • Manage the workflow of others — e.g., student employees using Tasks

More Information from Microsoft

Microsoft provides more information at Getting help with Outlook on the web.


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