Microsoft is planning on phasing out the existing, free Windows Mail and Windows Calendar apps included in Windows 10 and 11, and replacing them with the new Outlook for Windows.

You will be able to download the new version of Outlook for Windows from the Microsoft Store, or upgrade from your existing windows Mail app.

The new version is much more like the full Outlook program, and allows the user to file emails, add to calendars and access contacts.  

Some of the new features include:-

  • With My Day view, you can see your upcoming calendar events and tasks anywhere in Outlook. Package delivery and upcoming travel dates are also automatically added to your calendar from your email confirmations, and view the weather forecast in your calendar at any time.
  • You can pin emails to the top of your inbox so they are easy to find later, snooze emails to temporarily hide them and then have them reappear when you’re ready to respond, and get reminders to follow up on important conversations.
  • Schedule email sends to deliver at the best time for the recipient, or undo a sent email within ten seconds.
  • Use the sweep function to clean up your inbox quickly by setting advanced inbox rules for incoming mails.

For help on upgrading or adding your accounts to the Outlook for Windows app, please contact Tapcast. 01386 792196