How to print emails and attachments from Microsoft Outlook application on Android phone

Hi,

I have an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy A3) which is connected to our network's WiFi.

There is a printer; (HP PageWide Pro 477dw), which is connected on our wired network.

Two apps have been installed on this phone;

1. Microsoft Outlook application
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.outlook&hl=en_IE
2. HP Print Service Plugin
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hp.android.printservice

Email has been synced with Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook 2016 on network connected PCs.

I have logged in successfully to the Microsoft Outlook application on the Android phone and can access, send and receive emails.

The problem is that there is no option to print emails or to highlight an attachment in email and click print.

When viewing pictures from gallery and web pages through Google on the Android phone, there is the option for print and printing works successfully.

Is there a way of printing emails from the Outlook application on Android phones or if not, then what other alternative would there be?

Thanks,
Robbie
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your printer needs to have Air Print and I do not think your printer does that. My HP 8610 has Air Print and I can print from my iPhone.

You need a printer with Air Print and then install the Air Print App on your device.
Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
@John

Android phones do not know about AirPrint.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Maybe just my terminology. I think some HP Printers may offer it but it may not be Air Print (TM).  It should still work.

https://www8.hp.com/us/en/printers/mobility/wireless-network-printing.html#!android
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Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
Outlook for Android is only an email client and its design is to read and reply email and not to print. There are many requests to add the print and share feature via uservoice forum since 2015 and Microsoft does not want to add such feature at all.

https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293346-outlook-for-android/suggestions/32965510-print-and-save-as-pdf

For the attachment you can print by saving the attachment locally and print it with the app from HP but there is nothing you can do to print the email.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the clarification. I was not aware of the Outlook issue. But other apps can indeed print. Thanks again.
IP4IT StaffAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

Our printer does have Air Print.

It is an Android phone I am trying to print with.

Using Outlook application installed on the phone, I can't print, but the phone prints with other applications.

Thanks,
Robbie
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
According to the above and in my own searching, the Android Email cannot print. So I think you are out of luck
IP4IT StaffAuthor Commented:
Hi Jackie,

Thank you for your clarification.

Are there any alternatives to the Outlook application for reading, replying to email and printing emails and attachments on an Android phone?

Thanks,
Robbie
Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
@Robbie

You need to use the bundled email app of your Android phone if you want to print the email.

Print from Email app
Nadir ALTINBASe e engr.Commented:
hye:-), i 've sharpest short way an idea;

if you have another e-mail account on desktop or laptop accsessing the mail  opurtunity send outlook to that e mail then print from new e mail there , i mean interchange
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
Microsoft is planning to implement printing and saving emails ad PDF. Consider to vote for this function:
https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293346-outlook-for-android/suggestions/32965510-print-and-save-as-pdf
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure when that is coming but it is a decent idea.
Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
I am not sure when that is coming but it is a decent idea.

Agreed. But it will not happen in near future. The workarounds are listed in the link below.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/android-printing-from-outlook-app/a24d5589-7efc-4e9a-9740-acb51c10fd91
Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
Any update?
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