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Microsoft's flagship mail client and personal information manager. Outlook includes a PIM, calendaring, to-do list and groupware functions. It also provides a journaling capability for keeping track of hourly billing. Outlook can be the mail client to Microsoft Exchange Server or any other mail server hosted by an ISP.

Outlook Express was a lite version of Outlook for e-mail only that came with Windows. It was enhanced and renamed with the Windows Live moniker (see Windows Live Mail).

Outlook on the Web
Formerly called "Exchange Web Connect" (EWC), Outlook Web Access and Outlook Web App (OWA), Outlook on the web is an Exchange Server function that lets users access their e-mail, contacts and calendar from any Web browser without having to run a pre-configured Outlook client program. See Outlook file types, Outlook.com, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office.

The Universal Inbox
The pane on the left shows all the functions in this earlier Outlook client. (Screen shot courtesy of Microsoft.)
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