Overview of Office 365 Outlook email use with Power Automate

Connectors represent the service to which you want to connect. For example, you can use the OneDrive, SharePoint, or Twitter connectors to use those services. One of the most popular connectors used in flows to send or receive email are the Outlook.com connector and the Office 365 Outlook connector. Both connectors offer similar operations that you can use to manage your mail, calendars, and contacts. You can perform actions such as send mail, schedule meetings, add contacts, and so on with both of these connectors.

Outlook.com or Office 365 Outlook: which connector should I use?

If you're using a work or school email account, use Office 365 Outlook connector. If you're using a personal account (Microsoft account), use the Outlook.com connector. In this article, we refer only to the Office 365 Outlook triggers and actions, but you can use the same techniques for the Outlook.com connector as well.

Triggers

trigger is an event that starts a cloud flow. For example, When a new email arrives (V2) is a trigger that starts a cloud flow when an email arrives into an inbox. Here is the full list of the Office 365 Outlook triggers you can use to start flows. Use the Trigger a cloud flow based on email properties article to learn more on how to trigger flows based on email properties.

The following image shows a partial list of Office 365 Outlook triggers. For the full list of triggers you can use to start a flow, go to Office 365 Outlook triggers.

A screenshot of some of the Office 365 Outlook triggers.

Actions

Actions are the events you want the flow to do after the trigger event takes place, for example "when someone sends me an email, save it to OneDrive."

The following image shows a partial list of Office 365 Outlook actions. For the full list of actions you can use in your flows, go to Office 365 Outlook actions.

A screenshot of some of the Office 365 Outlook actions.

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