Stay productive with Outlook 2010

Keep on top of what matters with Outlook. Easily manage your email, calendar, and contacts all in one place. Learn about Outlook 2010 features and support options, and get tips for doing more with your email.

Ready to take your email to the next level? Try Outlook 2016 with an Office 365 subscription. Get more powerful inbox features, along with the new Office 2016 apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You also get 1 TB of OneDrive storage per user, tech support, and more.

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Outlook 2010 was released in July 2010, and extended support ends October 2020. You can find all product release and support information in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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Outlook 2010 features and highlights

User interface updates

  • In Outlook 2010, the ribbon replaced menus in the main window. You can customize the ribbon to include personalized tabs to better match your work style.
  • Click File to see the Office Backstage view. Here you can manage your accounts, set up rules and Automatic Replies, and more.
  • The improved conversation view helps you track and manage related messages no matter what folder they’re in. View the complete course of a conversation, including your responses.

Productivity features

  • Outlook 2010 provides better access to all-day appointments and events than previous versions. You get visual indicators for conflicts and unanswered meeting requests, day separators, and drag-and-drop resizing.
  • The Quick Steps gallery helps you turn frequently used commands and procedures into one-click tasks. You can customize the default Quick Steps and create your own buttons that combine your frequent actions.
  • MailTips help you avoid things like clicking Reply All to a large recipient list, sending sensitive information outside your organization, or sending a message to someone who’s out of the office.
  • Reduce the noise in your inbox with the Ignore command, which moves a conversation and any future messages to the Deleted Items folder.

Calendar improvements

  • Use Calendar Groups to quickly see the calendars of people you work with. Add members once and use the Calendar Group every time you want to view those same calendars.
  • The Schedule View helps take the guesswork out of scheduling meetings. Individual, resource, or Calendar Group calendars appear in a horizontal view to help you quickly determine the best time to meet.

What’s new in Outlook 2016 + Office 365

Outlook 2016 is the email and calendar app you know and trust—now with features and services that are available only with Office 365

Modern email attachments

Get 1 TB of OneDrive file storage with Office 365. Now you can work with and share Office attachments from your computer or OneDrive without leaving Outlook.

Office mobile apps

Get fully installed apps on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones per user. Enjoy a familiar Office experience optimized for iOS®, Android™, and Windows devices.

Focused email inbox

Outlook 2016 helps you focus on the email messages that matter most to you—with your most important emails on the Focused tab, and the rest readily available on the Other tab.

Always up to date

With Office 365, you’ll always have the latest features and updates as soon as they’re available. Enjoy the apps you know and trust—including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Compare Outlook 2010 and Office 365

Comparison of features of Office 365 and Outlook 2010

Outlook features

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Simplified attachments

Quickly share recent documents from your computer or from the cloud without leaving Outlook

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Focused inbox

Get your most important emails on the Focused tab so you never miss an important message.

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Mobile productivity

Get more done from anywhere with the Outlook mobile app. Create and share your work across all your devices.

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Type the @ symbol followed by someone’s name to get the person’s attention in an email or a meeting request.

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Always up to date

Get all the latest Office apps and services, with feature and security updates as soon as they’re available.

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Outlook 2010 resources

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Outlook 2010 help topics

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