How to Access Outlook Web Access Work Email From Home

by Chad Davis

Accessing your work email from home helps you stay on top of important communications. Outlook Web App -- formerly called Outlook Web Access -- enables you to access your company email account when you are unable to use the Microsoft Outlook desktop email client. Use the Outlook Web App to access your email, address books, calendars, tasks and other content though a Web browser on your computer or mobile device. The Outlook Web App is part of Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365. The Internet address for the Outlook Web App varies depending on the Microsoft services and customization used by your organization.

Office 365 Account

1

Open a Web browser on your computer.

2

Enter "outlook.com" into the address bar, and then press "Enter" on your keyboard. A Microsoft account login page will be displayed.

3

Enter the email address associated with your Microsoft account into the "Microsoft Account" field. (For example, "yourusername@yourcompany.com" without the quotes.)

4

Enter your Microsoft account password into the "Password" field, and then click the "Sign In" button.

Microsoft Exchange Server

1

Open a Web browser on your computer.

2

Enter your organization's Outlook Web App URL into the address bar, and then press "Enter" on your keyboard.

3

Click the "This is a Public or Shared Computer" or the "This is a Private Computer" radio button under security.

4

Enter your username into the "User Name" field. This is usually the first part of your email address before the "@" syntax.

5

Enter your account password into the "Password" field, and then click the "Sign In" button.

Outlook Desktop Client

1

Open Outlook 2013. You must have previously connected Outlook to your work email account to use this method.

2

Click your work email account's "Inbox" in the Folder Pane.

3

Click the "File" menu.

4

Click the hyperlinked URL under "Access This Account on the Web" in the Account and Social Network Settings section of Account Information. This is the URL that you can use to access your email account on the Web and other computers via the Outlook Web App.

5

Enter your username into the "User Name" field. This is usually the first part of your email address before the "@" syntax.

6

Enter your account password into the "Password" field, and then click the "Sign In" button.

Tip

  • Contact your system administrator if you are unable to locate the Outlook Web App URL for your organization.

Warning

  • Some organizations do not allow employees to access the Outlook Web App.

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About the Author

Located in Denver, Chad Davis has been writing about technology for more than 10 years. He is a technical writer for information technology and product development. Davis provides grant writing and marketing services to small businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from the University of New Mexico.

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