Clients and mobile

Summary: Learn about the clients and client access methods you can use to access your Exchange 2016 mailbox, and the topics available to assist you.

There are many different clients that you can use to access information in an Outlook 2016 mailbox. These clients include desktop programs such as Outlook 2016, Outlook on the web, and mobile clients such as mobile phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Each of these clients offers a variety of features.

Looking for a list of all clients and mobile topics? See Clients and mobile documentation.

Clients and mobile documentation

The following table contains links to topics that will help you learn about and manage some of the clients and client access methods that you can use to access your Outlook 2016 mailbox.

Topic Description
Outlook Anywhere
Learn about Outlook Anywhere, the client access method that provides connectivity to Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010. (This feature was formerly known as RPC/HTTP.)
Exchange ActiveSync
Learn about Exchange ActiveSync, the protocol that provides connectivity to a wide variety of mobile phones and tablets. Using Exchange ActiveSync, users can access email, calendar, contact, and task information.
POP3 and IMAP4 in Exchange 2016
Learn about how users can access their Outlook 2016 email by using email programs that use POP3 or IMAP4.
Using Basic authentication with Outlook for iOS and Android
Learn about the Outlook for iOS and Android app and how it allows your users to securely access their mailbox data remotely with their iOS and Android devices.
Office Web Apps Server Integration
Learn about how the integration of Office Web Apps Server helps provide rich attachment preview functionality in Outlook on the web.
Client Protocol Management
Learn about management of the client protocols of Exchange ActiveSync, Outlook on the web, POP3, IMAP4, the Autodiscover service, Exchange Web Services, and the Availability service.
Outlook on the web in Exchange 2016
Learn about Outlook on the web (formerly known as Outlook Web App), which provides users access to their Outlook 2016 mailbox through a web browser.
Learn about MailTips, the informative messages displayed to users while they're composing a message.