Microsoft Outlook

Supported Product

Microsoft's Outlook 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013 and Entourage 2008 EWS are among several email clients in use on campus, and is not supported by all schools and units. Please refer to the document Email Specifications by School, or speak with your local support provider to find out which e-mail client is recommended for your use.

Outlook 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and Entourage 2008 EWS are graphical email clients that accesses mail on remote servers. To use Outlook, you need an account on either a mail server running IMAP or POP, such as pobox, or a Microsoft Exchange Server. Note that Entourage 2008 EWS and Outlook 2011 are not supported as a IMAP/POP client and use of other versions of Outlook as IMAP/POP clients is discouraged because Outlook is not optimized for IMAP/POP.

Windows compatibility

Outlook 2010 SP1 and Outlook 2013 function correctly in Windows 8.

OS X compatibility

Outlook 2011 versions SP2 and above function as expected in OS X Mountain Lion.


Outlook is a component of Office. Office 2010, Office 2011, and Office 2013 are commercial software that can be purchased from the Computer Connection at an educational discount.

Microsoft software is now available to University of Pennsylvania departments through the Microsoft Select Program, a volume license agreement. A detailed description of the Microsoft Program including product information and a FAQ has been prepared by the Office of Software Licensing. All purchases of Microsoft Select software are made through the Computer Connection.



A number of Schools and Centers at Penn are providing training to their faculty and staff. Considerable training is offered for Outlook 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013. For more information, see the @ Penn page.

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Date Posted: March 19, 2013 Tags: Provider Resource, Supported Product, Microsoft Office

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