The most recent Box for Outlook supports the way people use both Box and Outlook. People can easily create, read, and save emails, and they can use Box within Outlook across any platform.
However, earlier integrations are still current. So it may be helpful to understand the several ways you can combine Box and Outlook to store email content safely and securely:
- Box for Outlook
- Box for Office integration
- Microsoft third-party add-in for Box
The option or options you choose depend on the platforms you use and whether you want certain specific functionality, such as saving attachments or centralized deployment.
The table below provides an at-a-glance view of the distinctions. See the Related Links section, below the table, for links to more information on each option.
|Integration||Platforms||Save Attachments?||Save email body?||Attach files as shared links?||Centrally deployed by Admin?||Managed by|
|Box for Outlook||Windows, Mac, Web, Android, iOS||yes||yes||yes (desktop and Web only)||yes||Box|
|Box for Office||Windows||yes||no||yes||yes||Box|
|Microsoft-built integrations**||Web, iOS, Android||no||no||yes||no||Microsoft|
** -- In some cases Microsoft has its own integrations with third-party applications, such as Box, that it builds and maintains. These are discrete from Box-native integrations -- for example, this integration with Outlook -- and may be in addition to Box-built integrations. Please visit the Microsoft support site for support questions.