Talk:Outlook Web App
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Can someone who knows please explain how this is different from Microsoft Outlook. The weblink to Microsoft describes a different product but it is not clear how exactly, to the unwashed nontechnical masses such as myself. Sabine's Sunbird 01:17, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
Microsoft Outlook is a program used to connect to a Microsoft Exchange Server. The server sometimes requires connection to the local area network to read or send emails and other sections. Outlook Web Access is a function of Microsoft Exchange Server to allow access from an internet browser, as if it were a webmail service. So, if there is a work or school network, you could use Outlook there, but from home, you would connect to the Outlook Web Access page using your browser.--Mccavity 19:50, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
The last paragraph about XMLHTTP sounds a bit like self-aggrandizing sales fluff, and it does not cite any sources to support the claims. -- a_user
Remove Outlook Express Link
I've removed the "See Also" link to Microsoft Outlook Express because it's not related in any way to OWA. I can see Outlook, as this is basically a web-browser substitute, but Outlook has nothing to do with MS Exchange. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fumo7887 (talk • contribs) 08:25, 7 August 2006 (UTC-7)
Small amount of features
OWA looks like Outlook, but OWA is much simplified. Many basic features are missing. For 5+ years using (and administering) SquirrelMail, which I thought was very basic, I find OWA's basic UI substandard. (I think my employer is using Exchange 2003?) It's not even possible to do a simple e-mail search in OWA!
- That is not true. And searching is much faster on OWA than in Outlook.
Also, moving (filing) messages is unnecessarily tedious in OWA.
OWA Light does have search
I really hate it
Outlook Web Access gives crappy browsers like Internet Explorer a better interface, which is just not right. They disable a lot of features, such as rich text formatting, in Firefox and more modern browsers. I say that Microsoft is out of their mind when it comes to creating web applications. They need to make Outlook Web Access
Light available for all browsers except IE. User:Deathgleaner 03:52, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Forward to gmail?
This is a discussion site for the encyclopedic article about OWA - support questions should be adressed elsewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 09:49, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
This article needs to be rewritten from scratch. It is incredibly out of date, has no reference to Exchange 2010 and to be honest has completely changed now anyway.
I still believe this page needs rewriting. The images are out of date and the headings are unstructured.
From the article: ... however, Exchange 2010 performs checks on the operating system type to restrict Mac OS X and GNU/Linux users to Firefox or Safari, thereby making Google Chrome only officially compatible on the Windows operating system...
While the MS KB article this is referenced from still says this, the full interface works fine on my Chrome 10.0.648.151 on OS X 10.6.8 going to Exchange 2010... Fuzza409 (talk) 14:16, 25 June 2013 (UTC)