Office 365 (Android) - How To's for Email and Calendar

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

This document lists common functions/features for Office 365 Calendar/Email and links to resources that explain how to perform each function/action using Android.



Sending a Message

  • Create a Message (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Reply to a Message (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Forward a Message (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Format a Message (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Save a Message (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Add an attachment (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Add/Include a signature (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Check Spelling and/or Grammar (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Send as alternate address (Not Possible)
  • Send using UW Digital ID (Not Possible)

Managing Messages

  • Delete a message (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Office 365 - Recover deleted items
  • Working with folders (create/move/delete) (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Sorting Messages (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Change view settings (eg. columns/conversation mode/color themes) (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Search/Find Messages (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Categories (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • [Link for document 32586 is unavailable at this time.]
  • Junk email and Phishing (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Set a vacation message (out of office) (Instructions Coming Soon)


Contacts (People)

  • Create Contact (Not Possible)
  • Edit/Modify Contact (Not Possible)
  • Send Email/Message to a Contact (Instructions Coming Soon)

Personal Groups (distribution lists)

  • Create Personal Group (Not Possible)
  • Edit/Modify Personal Group (Not Possible)
  • Send Message to a Personal Group (Instructions Coming Soon)

Customizing Message Options

  • Modify Message Settings (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Modify Delivery Options (Instructions Coming Soon)





  • Create an Event/Appointment (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Modify an Event/Appointment (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Set Event Recurrence (Instructions Coming Soon)


  • Invite an Attendee (schedule a meeting) (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Respond to Invitations (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Invite a non-Office 365 Attendee (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Check Availability (Scheduling Assistant) (Not Possible)

Interaction and Customization

  • Create a New Calendar (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Delete an Existing Calendar (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • View and Hide Calendars (Group View) (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Change Calendar Views (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Assign Categories (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Change Calendar Color (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Event Reminders/Notifications/Flags (Instructions Coming Soon)

Calendar Sharing/Permissions

  • Assign 'read' permissions (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Assign 'write/modify' permissions (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Working with other calendars (Instructions Coming Soon)

Subscribe to Calendars

  • Subscribe to O365 Calendars (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Subscribe to Internet (External) Calendars (Instructions Coming Soon)
  • Unsubscribe from a Calendar (Instructions Coming Soon)


Contacts (People)

  • Create Contact (Not Possible)
  • Edit/Modify Contact (Not Possible)
  • Invite Contact (Not Possible)

Personal Groups

  • Create Personal Group (Not Possible)
  • Edit/Modify Personal Group (Not Possible)
  • Invite Personal Groups (Not Possible)


  • Create a Task (Not Possible)
  • Edit/Modify a Task (Not Possible)


Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 android phone   Doc ID:42649
Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2014-08-08 09:19 CDTUpdated:2020-08-13 18:22 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Office 365
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