What is Microsoft Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft. It is available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Outlook is included in Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016, Office 365. Still, not all versions include Outlook. 

Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, a journal, and web browsing.

Also, now you can configure Windows Live Mail for Outlook on Windows 10. Here is a complete guide on how to do that.

Windows users refer to Microsoft Outlook in many ways:

  • Outlook
  • Outlook Hotmail
  • Outlook email
  • Microsoft email
  • Outlook Express
  • Outlook Online
  • Microsoft Office email
  • Outlook 365

Some of them are former or canceled versions but simply put, regardless of name, Microsoft Outlook is basically an application for managing emails and personal data.

Why should you get Microsoft Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook helps you integrate personal data, including an address book, calendar, task list, and virtual sticky notes. Also, you can sync your personal data with your other devices, such as tablets, phones or other PCs. You just need to log in with your Microsoft Account in these devices.

You can also send messages automatically, highlight emails and get email addresses from Exchange servers. This means that you can include more emails in Microsoft Outlook, for example, your work email and your personal email.

Where can you find Microsoft Outlook?

It is possible to already have a version of Outlook preinstalled on your Windows, so, you don’t need to purchase the product. Of course, there is the possibility to purchase the Microsoft Office suite that includes Outlook.

There are different ways to get Microsoft Office, so here’s a complete guide to install it.

Known issues and fixes with Microsoft Outlook

Outlook may have some issues, but no worries, we have extensive guides to fix them, as the list below shows.