Outlook: Am I using the Outlook Desktop Client or the Outlook Web App


Outlook is a mail client application of the Microsoft Office suite, it can be installed on your computer, or accessed through your internet browser. 

How can I tell what version of Outlook I am using?

  • Outlook desktop app is installed on your computer. It can be accessed from your Start menu or from the Taskbar (bottom panel of your screen).
  • Outlook on the web is accessed by signing into your email through an Internet browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. You can access your email from another computer or from home in multiple ways.

Outlook desktop app

The desktop client is more robust and has more features available. Current version: Outlook 365 is part of Microsoft or Outlook 2019. 

Outlook for Windows 

Outlook for Mac

Outlook on Mac


Outlook on the web (accessed in your browser)

The web version of Outlook is accessed a few different ways through browser instead of opening an application.

Outlook on the web

Accessing Outlook

  • svsu.edu > Quicklinks > Email
  • mysvsu.edu > Quicklinks > Outlook (Email)
  • email.svsu.edu
  • outlook.office.com

* Other ways access Outlook in your browser, if you are logged into OneDrive click the app launcher (waffle) upper-left of your screen.


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