1. skstrials's Avatar
    I just bought the Office 365 and it came with Outlook 2013.

    However, I have been using Windows mail app, and it's been working out quite well.

    But is there any reason that the Outlook can do that the Mail app can't?

    I like the instant push notification from the Windows mail app I get, and I don't think the push notification is possible with Outlook 2013, without keeping the program open at all times.
    08-31-2014 03:31 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    The 8.1 Mail app is good enough for your needs. It's more convenient with its Live Tile and all.

    Outlook 2013 is just a more powerful mail client, with features you may or may not use. It's also chunkier.
  3. ZKnowN's Avatar
    I would vote for Windows Mail App.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    08-31-2014 03:33 AM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    The 8.1 Mail app is good enough for your needs. It's more convenient with its Live Tile and all.

    Outlook 2013 is just a more powerful mail client, with features you may or may not use. It's also chunkier.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    08-31-2014 03:34 AM
  5. Neil Katz's Avatar
    Windows 8.1 Mail App does not work with POP3 mail accounts, such as my Verizon.net account. Until it does, this is a no brainer for me - Outlook wins hands down.
    12-08-2014 01:58 PM
  6. anon5924279's Avatar
    Windows 8.1 Mail App does not work with POP3 mail accounts...
    This is absolutely true, but you can use outlook.com, create an account, import your pop3mail and then use the newly created account with the mail app. It is a workaround, but does the job.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-03-2015 08:00 AM
  7. SammyD97's Avatar
    I like Windows Mail better and it satisfies all my needs.
    05-03-2015 09:19 AM
  8. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    I find myself out of habit going to Outlook.com more often than not, but this could be due to years of using Gmail. I then use the Mail app and Outlook 2013 interchangeably. Will say Outlook 2013 is a little overkill for my personal email needs though.
    05-27-2015 01:02 AM
  9. hotphil's Avatar
    But is there any reason that the Outlook can do that the Mail app can't?
    There's quite a lot of features that Outlook has that aren't present in the Mail app. If you don't use/need them you'll not miss them.
    Off the top of my head:
    Tasks
    Flagging
    Rules
    Search Folders
    S/MIME
    Plug-ins
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    05-27-2015 01:21 AM
  10. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Outlook is more feature packed, just try to go through all of those tabs. You can minimize Outlook to tray and keep getting instant notification. If you work extensively with lots of people, need to manage tasks, calendar, reminders, and meeting, Outlook is worth the cost. Otherwise it's overkill for personal email.
    skstrials and Kevin Rush like this.
    05-27-2015 01:22 AM
  11. Eileen Harbin's Avatar
    I love outlook so can I just delete the other mail app? Have both on my laptop running.
    10-25-2015 10:29 AM
  12. Eileen Harbin's Avatar
    I prefer Outlook because I use that all day at work, can I just delete the mail app?
    If I just delete the outlook.com account from the mail app will it delete it out of the outlook program?
    10-25-2015 10:32 AM

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