Need Outlook for Office 2016

I bought office 2016 home and student as I don't want 365 as but am struggling with windows mail and would like to add outlook to my office account. How do I do this?
Jan OosthuizenAsked:
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
MS Outlook 2016 is not free and you will only have it if you uninstall Office 2016 Home and Student, purchase and install Office 2016 Home and Business.

There is no way to get a software licence free of charge and you cannot add outlook to my office account.
Bernard S.CTOCommented:
As stated, you cannot get MS Outlook for free.

So your alternatives are mostly:
- use WindowsMail, the insipid limited successor of "Outlook Express" with the very poor contacts management
- if you want Outlook because you access to an Exchange Server, consider accessing this one in a web browser (in M$oft parlance, this is called OWA, Outlook Web Access)
- if you just want local mail, consider Open Source alternatives such as ThundeBird https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
Office Home and student include: word, excel and powerpoint.
you can purchase outl;ook from here for 130$: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/outlook-2016/cfq7ttc0k5cf?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You would be better off to change your subscription to one which includes Outlook.  The Office packages are integrated now and the individual applications are installed together.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
"office 2016 home and student as I don't want 365"

You would be better off to change your subscription to one which includes Outlook.

The fact mentioned in the question indicated that it is not office 365 subscription.
mbkitmgrCommented:
The URL below allows us in Australia to buy Outlook 2016 standalaone, which would install with your Office Home/Student
https://products.office.com/en-AU/business/get-the-most-secure-office-with-outlook-2016?&wt.srch=1&wt.mc_id=AID623559_SEM_Njmo1qvt
Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:
Hi Jan,

but am struggling with windows mail

You can purchase an Outlook Standalone license from here.

With regards to Free. The answers the other experts have given are correct in that there is no free way to add Microsoft Outlook to Office 2016 Home and Student. However, does it have to be Outlook? There is a multitude of different email applications available for free that have significantly different interfaces to Windows Live Mail. Could one of those suit your needs?

Have you looked at, and/or tried;

  • Thunderbird
  • Mailbird
  • eM Client
  • SeaMonkey
  • Opera Mail

  • That's just naming a few. If you google "Outlook Alternatives", there are several others. Many people feel that because Microsoft makes Outlook that it has to be the best - but best is a subjective call.

    I too don't particularly like the Windows Mail interface and use Outlook myself, but I pay a subscription every year for that privilege. For years I used an email client called Eudora because I preferred it over Outlook, even though I had Outlook available to me. I only stopped using it because it stopped being supported.

    Just wanted to suggest some thinking outside of the box for you. If you can't afford a subscription to an office version that includes Outlook, or are unable to purchase a standalone Office Package or Outlook on its own, check out the alternatives. There's heaps of them and chances are very good that one of them could leave you pleasantly surprised.

    Hope that's helpful.

    Regards, Andrew

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