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How to Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser

Updated On - October 14, 2022 by Nasir Khan |

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Need to open Outlook Emails in a Web Browser / Benefits of opening an Outlook Email in Web Browser:

  • Supported Advanced Features: Opening an Outlook Email in a Web Browser supports features like GIF, Flash Animations, advanced CSS formatting, etc.
  • Print Option in Web Browser: On opening an Outlook Email in a Web Browser, you can print the email using the available print option in the browser.
  • Email Client issue: you can open Outlook emails in web browser when you are facing issues with email client due to any technical issue.
  • Open PDF files in Browser: While you open Outlook Email in a Web Browser, there is no need to install a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and access PDF files.
  • Send Meeting Requests: Using the Web Browser, you can send meeting requests to your contacts. The month, week, or day views eases access to the upcoming appointments.
  • Specific Email Requirements: Some emails like marketing emails having images or other rich media are designed to be opened in a Web browser.
  • If the email contains complex graphics or formatting, then it can’t be display correctly in an email client. Opening such emails in a Web Browser displays all the content of the email message.
  • If the email message contains active content like JavaScript, then to view the active content, email must be opened in a Web Browser.
  • If email messages contain block content that your email client blocks automatically like images, links, external websites, then such emails need to open in Web Browser to access the content.
  • You may need to see Outlook mail in HTML file format along with all the tags associated with the content.

When Outlook is not able to read some of the content of the email message, it suggests opening that email in the Web Browser. The message appears as –

“If there are problems with how this message is displayed, click here to view it in a web browser”.

To open Outlook 2016/2019 and Outlook for Microsoft 365 in Web Browser:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Double-click the email you want to open in the Web Browser.
  3. On the ribbon, navigate to the Move group and select More Move Actions > View in Browser. How to Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser
  4. If you are using Outlook’s simplified ribbon, this option comes under the overflow menu. Select the three dots, then Actions > Actions > View in Browser. Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser

To open Outlook 2010 and 2013 Emails in Web Browser:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Open the email that you want to open in the Web Browser.
  3. Click on the Actions > View in Browser from the drop-down menu. Access Outlook Emails in Web Browser

The email will get displayed on the Web browser.

To open Outlook 2007 Emails in Web Browser:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Open the email that you want to open in the Web Browser.
  3. Click on Other Actions menu from the toolbar.
  4. In the drop-down menu of Other Actions, select View in Browser option. Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser
  5. A pop-up windows appears with a warning message regarding security. Click OK. Steps to Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser

The email will get displayed on the Web browser.

To open Outlook 2003 and older versions Emails in Web Browser:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Select the email you want to view in the web browser and open in a separate window.
  3. Open View menu and select View in Internet Zone. Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser
  4. In the Alert box that appears, click Yes.

Steps to Set Default Web browser to Open the Email

Note: The below steps are not for Internet Explorer in case you want to open email messages in Internet Explorer as it is the default web browser for opening emails.

  • Navigate to Control Panel option from the Start menu. See Outlook Emails in Web Browser
  • In the Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization option. How to Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser
  • On the left pane, click Programs. Steps
  • Click Default Programs. Manual Steps
  • In the Choose the programs that Windows uses by default window, click Set your default programs option. How to Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser
  • Wait for the process to finish. A list of programs appears on the left pane. Select your desired web browser e.g. Google Chrome.
  • Click Set this program as default option.
  • Click OK to finish. Manual Steps to Open Outlook Emails in Web Browser

Outlook Web App

Outlook Web App, also known as Outlook on the Web allows accessing Outlook email account on a web browser. It allows setting Out of Office messages, viewing tasks, To Dos, and calendar, changing theme.

To sign in into Outlook on the Web using your work or school account in Microsoft 365:

  1. Visit Microsoft 365 sign-in page or Outlook.com.
  2. Enter the Email Address and Password for your account.
  3. Click Sign in.

Note: To sign in into Microsoft 365 using another account, click Use another account the next time you sign in.

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Conclusion

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Author: Nasir Khan

I am Nasir Khan from India, working as a Content Developer in Regain Software. Here I am writing about our products and their updates. And writing some free solutions from converting emails or Cloud Migration process. We have tools like Email Converter, Emails backup and Cloud migration.

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