The previously single package of OWA has now been split into Mail, Calendar, People and Tasks. Each feature can be found as a standalone web app in the Office 365 suite.
Offline use –
In some browsers, Outlook on the web can be set to work in offline mode, which means emails
can be read and replies written and sent, just like in Outlook desktop client. The mailbox
will refresh and send the mail as soon as the device is connected to the
compose – Without opening a new window, you can compose a reply in the reading
pane after reading an email. This saves you time and means you don’t have
windows cluttering up your screen.
reminder – Outlook on the web will try to detect if you have forgotten to attach a file, by
looking for keywords in your email. This great feature could save you the
annoyance of having to re-send emails!
Drag and drop
attachments – With a suitable browser, you can drag and drop files into the
email window to attach them – and you can keep typing while the file uploads.
from OneDrive – You can attach files from OneDrive to email, with the option to
collaborate online with the recipients. No more dealing with multiple edited
versions, because each person makes their changes or comments in one document,
and you can control the permissions.
preview slideshow – If you receive an email with pictures, you can view
thumbnails as well as a larger slideshow without having to download and open
the files to your device.
How do I use it?
Simply log into Outlook on the Web by clicking Login link at the top right of the University web page. Then select the tile for My Email.
You can also go directly to https://webmail.plymouth.ac.uk.
You can set up your University email account through the built in
Mail app on your smart phone or tablet, or you can download a standalone
Microsoft Outlook app to your device. Apps are available for Android, iOS, and of
course Windows phones and tablets.