Is it possible to restrict a User in Office to access email through OWA only?

Darrin Crawford
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Restrict Users - Office 365 to Outlook Web Access Only

Account setup through AD and syncs to Office 365.
Is there a kinda watered down version that doesnt allow Users to install Outlook client?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Office 365 has Outlook Web Access, so have users point to your particular URL for OWA and use it. That should do what you want,
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Yes, you can block all access if you only want them to access via OWA. Users can always install the client unless you remove their license but you can block the client from accessing mail.

Log into the O365 admin center > Exchange > Recipients > find and double click the user you want > mailbox features > then disable MAPI, IMAP, and POP. Make sure the Email Connectivity Outlook on the Web is enabled.

This will only allow the user to connect via OWA and block outlook client connectivity.

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Yeah but can we restrict to OWA only and block them from downloading/logging into outlook client?

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Commented:
Thanks Tim - will action this and let you know how it goes - cheers
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You need to be an admin to install Office / Outlook, so make these users as Standard Users and they will not be able to install.

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