November 5, 2013 1:29 pm

Mail app enhancements for the enterprise in Windows 8.1

Now that Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 have been released, everyone can see the tremendous improvements that have been made to the built-in Mail app.


For a great overview of these improvements, see the Windows Experience Blog posting entitled “Right from the Start: Delivering the best email experience on any tablet with Windows 8.1.”

For enterprises, we have made a variety of less obvious improvements to ensure that the Mail app can be used for work as well. Here are some examples:

  • You can now use the Mail app to connect to an Exchange mailbox without first specifying a Microsoft account. A new group policy setting has been provided to enable this.
  • The Mail app now supports certificate-based authentication, for organizations that require user certificates to connect to Exchange mailboxes.
  • Authenticated proxy servers are fully supported by the new Mail app, ensuring that the app can be used inside the company’s network.

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This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing in the coming weeks from Windows 8.1 experts across Microsoft. – Ben

Michael Niehaus
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Windows Commercial

Updated November 8, 2014 1:44 am

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