OWA Webmail is an iOS mail client app. It can connect to an Outlook Web App (OWA) server.
What is an OWA server? If you have access to a Microsoft Exchange server you usually use Microsoft Outlook on your desktop PC. This connection is through an internal net. If you are on the go you usually are not able to use Microsoft Outlook. There is an extension to Microsoft Exchange server to give access on the internet through a web interface (webmail). This interface is called Outlook Web App.
OWA Webmail uses this web interface to access your mail on your iOS device, so you do not have to concern yourself with IT security issues and protocols. The app does not sync anything with your device, all messages, contacts etc. remain on your server.
NOTE: It is not a general webmail client, so you cannot use it for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE for OFFICE 365 users: The app uses the light version of OWA, so "Outlook Settings", "Options", "General", "Outlook Web App version", "Use the light version of Outlook Web App" checkbox must be checked.
Supported OWA versions at the moment:
- Outlook Web App 2010 (tested with version 126.96.36.199)
- Office 365 (tested with version 188.8.131.52)
NOT SUPPORTED by current version:
- attachment upload
- features that are not supported by OWA ligth interface
Ratings and Reviews
Remote work email
I needed something that would retrieve my work email since I travel as a part of my job. I’ve had this for only 4 days, but so far, so good. All my email comes in wheat appears to be a timely manner. I haven’t bought the OWA yet, but if it’s as good as this free version, it will suite my needs even better than this free app does.
I looked at a paid app that has a similar icon, but it’s a different developer name. I think I’ll wait a while before I try a paid version.
This app is great work checking my work email. If they could give the option to flag the important emails so I can easily see them when I go back to work I’d give it a 5 star rating. They should considering adding the flagging feature!!
Would be great if I could use it
Looks just like OWA, and my emails show up. Shame the advertisements are placed in a banner right across the function buttons for opening, forwarding, replying, deleting mails, etc. Actually makes it unusable. Any attempt to interact with mail opens an advertisement in another app, and not my emails.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.