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With iOS and iPadOS 14 available as of today, Microsoft has updated its Outlook app for iOS devices to enable support for the new iOS 14 feature that lets third-party mail and browser apps be set as default apps (via The Verge).

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After installing the new version of the app, Outlook can be set to be the default mail app on your iPhone or iPad, so when you click a mail link to compose an email, it will be opened up in Outlook rather than the standard Mail app.

To set Outlook as the default, download Microsoft Outlook, open up the Settings app, scroll down and select Outlook, tap on Default Mail App, and then choose Outlook.

Expect to see other mail and browser apps implementing support for third-party details in the near future. Chrome has already updated its iOS app with support and it can now be set to replace Safari as the default browser.

Article Link: Microsoft Outlook Updated for iOS 14, Can Be Set as Default Mail App
 
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Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, you should of course be pitied.
In my job I work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so **** bad.

With Chrome it is exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this common junk. To support Google?

I don't understand why this discussion is not even finished. About many other things you can have very different opinions, but criticizing Mail and Safari is a very bizarre hobby.
 
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I like iOS mail, i wouldn't change it but this is a nice added feature for those who do want or need to change it. also changing default browser is nice too.
 
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Glad we are getting more control over iOS.

Outlook is great because it scans all links to ensure they’re safe if you have O365. A great feature to cover your behind.

Now we just need to be able to set the default personal assistant. I’m looking at you Siri...
 
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Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, of course, you should be pitied.
I my job I do work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so f*** bad.

With Chrome exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this usual junk. To give Google data as a gift?

I do not understand why this discussion is not even over. About many other things one can be quite different opinions, but to criticize Mail and Safari is already a very strange hobby.
Seems strange to almost randomly criticize essentially any other options other than ones that someone prefers.
 
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I like iOS mail, i wouldn't change it but this is a nice added feature for those who do want or need to change it. also changing default browser is nice too.

Does the standard Mail app have the ability to snooze emails yet? I honestly can't remember and it's one of the reasons I started using gmail instead, quite some time ago. If it doesn't they should at least "change" that.
 
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I have to use the Outlook app for work, and I'd rather use a carrier pigeon to send e-mails. But I can't wait until Google updates the Gmail app so I can set it as default for personal email.
 
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Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, of course, you should be pitied.
I my job I do work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so **** bad.

With Chrome exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this usual junk. To give Google data as a gift?

I do not understand why this discussion is not even over. About many other things one can be quite different opinions, but to criticize Mail and Safari is already a very strange hobby.


Thank you !!! Exactly my thoughts. Those Mails via Outlook feel so outlandish.
 
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Glad we are getting more control over iOS.

Outlook is great because it scans all links to ensure they’re safe if you have O365. A great feature to cover your behind.

Now we just need to be able to set the default personal assistant. I’m looking at you Siri...
I just recently got office 365. Is this turned on by default? Does it give you some sort of notification whether it's safe or not?
 
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Sorry but if you company uses Exchange........Outlook app is far better than Mail. Not to mention that mail has been having problems with notifications for a while now.

And integration between Outlook app with other Microsoft apps is perfect.
 
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I love Mail...but "perfect"??? I guess that depends on how you define perfect. The Mail app hasn't functioned properly for nearly a year now... far from perfect. I switched to Outlook on iPhone last year, and haven't looked back. Mainly because it actually works.
Then you must have done something wrong. I have all (many thousands of) mails for several decades (because even in times before iCloud, all Apple Mail versions were able to generate excellent backups of the database) in Apple Mail and find each one in fractions of a second on all devices.
I call something like that perfect.
 
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Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, you should of course be pitied.
In my job I work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so **** bad.

With Chrome it is exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this common junk. To give data to Google?

I don't understand why this discussion is not even finished. About many other things you can have very different opinions, but criticizing Mail and Safari is a very bizarre hobby.
it is not perfect. You cant even select all email on ios and delete without some weird hack method. the sad thing is deleting all mail used to be an option. Whomever deleted that feature is a moron.

probably the same dope that organizes the settings menus.
 
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Morgenland

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it is not perfect. You cant even select all email and delete without some weird hack method. the sad thing is deleting all mail used to be an option. Whomever deleted that feature is a moron.

probably the same dope that organizes the settings menus.
You can. Simply select all and "delete" (menu or mouse). That's not a 'weird hack method' for me.
But you must first buy an Apple device to love it ;-)
 
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I just recently got office 365. Is this turned on by default? Does it give you some sort of notification whether it's safe or not?
I should add the feature only works for outlook.com email aliases. If you are using your outlook.com alias, you can turn on/off the feature by going to https://outlook.live.com/mail/inbox and then selecting the gear icon in the top right>View all outlook settings>Premium>security and ensure that the feature is toggled on. I’ve found that you may have to wait 5-10 minutes for the feature to kick in and might require you to force close the iOS Outlook app.

Then in Outlook with any outlook.com alias, when you click a link, it’ll open in Safari. If you pay close attention you’ll see the first URL is actually a Microsoft URL which checks the URL to ensure it’s safe. If it’s safe, it redirects the URL in less than a second. If the URL is unsafe, it’ll redirect you to a page explaining why it’s unsafe and what next steps you should take.
 
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chachawpi

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Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, you should of course be pitied.
In my job I work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so f*** bad.

With Chrome it is exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this common junk. To support Google?

I don't understand why this discussion is not even finished. About many other things you can have very different opinions, but criticizing Mail and Safari is a very bizarre hobby.
I would say Outlook is much closer to perfect than Apple Mail. Apple Mail is fine as a bare bones e-mail app but that's about it.
 
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digitalfx

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Then you must have done something wrong. I have all (many thousands of) mails for several decades (because even in times before iCloud, all Apple Mail versions were able to generate excellent backups of the database) in Apple Mail and find each one in fractions of a second on all devices.
I call something like that perfect.

LOL...there are literally thousands of posts complaining about Mail...it hasn't functioned correctly since the first beta versions of ios13 thru every single release version and into ios14. Do a quick search, it is far from perfect and hasn't functioned properly in over a year. I bailed on it in the middle of iOS 13 and haven't looked back. Over 800 posts alone in just one of literally dozens of threads here.
 
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digitalfx

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I agree on the browser since Apple doesn't allow any browser engine but their own on iOS.

wrong. read the article you are commenting on. Chrome can now be set as default, as well as Outlook.

"Expect to see other mail and browser apps implementing support for third-party details in the near future. Chrome has already updated its iOS app with support and it can now be set to replace Safari as the default browser."
 
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