Email - Outlook client

Microsoft Outlook 2016 is our email client, which can be run from the start menu on all University PCs.

Authenticate with your email address e.g. b.reynolds@chi.ac.uk, and your usual network password.

Some of the differences between Outlook 2016 and web-based Outlook are listed below.

Password remembering:

  • Outlook 2016 (client based): when logging in to Outlook 2016, you can tick the box to remember your password for future logins.

  • Office 365 (web based): you will always have to log in, either to the Staff Intranet before clicking on the 'Mail (Office 365)' icon, or directly at mail.chi.ac.uk

Email notifications:

  • Outlook 2016 (client based): even if Outlook is minimised, you will still see new email notifications in the system tray

  • Office 365 (web based): if you minimise your browser you won't know you have new email until you maximise it again

Email signatures:

  • Outlook 2016 (client based): you can setup multiple email signatures. Then, before sending the email, you can choose which signature you wish to use from a dropdown list

  • Office 365 (web based): you can only setup or insert one signature

Multiple calendars side-by-side:

  • Outlook 2016 (client based): you can show 2 or more calendars side-by-side, or alternatively overlay 2 or more calendars into one view

  • Office 365 (web based): if you select multiple calendars in web version, all calendars are overlaid into one calendar view, there is no side-by-side view


How to access

  • Outlook 2016: is available on all University PCs from the start menu (used only on your main computer/s, otherwise access your email via Office 365)

More information: logging in to Outlook for the first time
More information: Office 365 (web based email)

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