Microsoft Outlook

Connect, organize, and get things done with free personal email and calendar.

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Everything you need to be your most productive and connected self–at home, on the go, and everywhere in between

Email and calendar, together in one place

Send, receive, and manage your email. Use Outlook’s built-in calendar to keep track of appointments and events.

A tablet and a phone showing Outlook calendar on the screens.
A tablet and a phone showing Outlook calendar on the screens.

Stay safe and connected with security you can trust

Your data, controlled by you

Outlook puts you in control of your privacy.

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  • We help you take charge with easy-to-use tools and clear choices. 

  • We’re transparent about data collection and use so you can make informed decisions.

  • We don’t use your email, calendar, or other personal content to target ads to you.

  • When we collect data, we use it to benefit you and make your experience better.

Backed by enterprise-grade security

Outlook works around the clock to help protect your data.

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  • Protection delivered by the same tools Microsoft uses for business customers.

  • Data encryption in your mailbox and after email is sent.

  • Automatic deactivation of unsafe links containing phishing scams, viruses, or malware.
    (Premium)

  • Ransomware detection and recovery for your important files in OneDrive.
    (Premium)

Keep your busy life organized

Outlook does more so you can get more done.

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A person looking at a calendar on a tablet while making tea.

Free access to Office apps

Collaborating is easy with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. You can chat in real time with Skype—right from your Outlook account.

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3D logos of various Office apps including OneDrive, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote

More accessible than ever

We’ve designed Outlook to be everyone’s most accessible inbox, with intuitive, voice-controlled navigation, support for multiple assistive devices, and more.

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A person with visual impairment using a laptop.

Expand your Outlook

A Microsoft 365 subscription includes premium Outlook features like an ad-free interface, custom domains, enhanced security, the full desktop version of Office apps, and 1 TB of cloud storage.

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A tablet screen showing PowerPoint and OneDrive open side by side and a phone screen showing an Outlook calendar.

Get the Outlook mobile app1

How your email is used.

Microsoft will use your email address only for this one-time transaction.

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1. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.