Ability to choose/configure Email client (i.e. Outlook) within mail policy
A menu that allows you to select the default mail app or the outlook client for the type of mobile device, perhaps once outlook is selected a selection of options appropriate to the application
I can confirm this work is started. We’ll let you have more details about release when we have them.
After 1.5 year not any update from Microsoft.. Can you please tell us when this is working?
James Read commented
Are we going to get an update on this anytime soon?
Patrick Green commented
It has been more than a year. Can we have an update on this?
Matt Jones commented
You can do this with Device Categories during enrollment.
I have our Categories configured like this:
Native Mail App (iOS Only)
Outlook App (iOS and Android)
If the user selects Native Mail App, they get a profile that pushes the email profile to the native app.
If the user selects Outlook App, they get a MAM policy that forces the install of the Outlook App and no other email profile gets pushed.
Michael Mardahl commented
This is possible via ADMX ingestion for those needing a workaround.
I wrote a blog article explaining how this works, with the Outlook ADMX as an example.
So if you were satisfied with the Outlook GPO, you could follow my guide, and get all the same settings in Intune (might look hard, but it's not)
Any release date for this?
Pinesh Patel commented
Nathan P. Emch commented
To be more specific, we would like to see each of these provided as an option for us to enable/disable/configure via Intune in Azure.
I want the choice for all 3. They should all be options that can be configured as a yes or no option.
For me it's mostly being able to use a client that isn't the default client.
On a side note....if you can add BB Hub to the list of clients that can be configured that would be great.
2. Yes, but make it optional so that the admin determine.
3. Not by default, but configurable.
1) Yes - Corporate email through Outlook only.
2) Yes - Outlook should be the only app that can access corporate mail, block all others.
3) No - This should be optional for admins to allow for personal mail access, but blocking ability to move corporate data to personal accounts.
1) yes - Outlook only
2) yes - block all other apps access to corporate mail
3) no - allow for personal mail access (but separate, multi-persona)
Tim Nilimaa-Svärd commented
Make sure to vote for https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas/suggestions/9850194-deploy-email-profile-to-outlook-for-ios-android as well. Also, as Cathy Moya has mentioned, this needs to be flagged for the Outlook/Office team as well. It has been done at https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273494-outlook-and-calendar/suggestions/13655289-configure-email-profile-using-intune so make sure to vote there as well.
Tim Nielsen commented
In reply to the questions posted above:
1) Yes - or any other managed mail client (operative Word being managed)
Outlook App seems like the logical choice since the other Office apps already are managed.
2) Yes - only sanctioned (and managed) mail clients may access corporate emails
3) Optionally - for now, NO - but may be required later.
Depends on functionality of the mail client. It must not be possible to fx copy an attachement from the corp mailbox to a private mailbox.
In reply to Cathy Moyas mail:
1) Have you already purchased licenses: YES
2) If you have purchased licenses,
a) 3.500 licenses (EMS) - potentially an additional 1.000 licenses later (4.500 total)
b) So far no more than 30
c) Needing a managed mail client is paramount for security approval
3) If you currently have a trial subscription: NO
a) how many license would you buy, if you bought them?
b) Our security division requires managed mail client before we may deploy fully to our firm.
John McGlinchey commented
Parham Shabaniani commented
Yes on 1 and 3. For 2, only block 3rd party email accounts from being configured in the Outlook App.
Hector Perez commented
3. Optional - only applies to corporate email
Bob Lambrecht commented
The issue for me is exceptions to the rule, so it needs to be implemented via groups.
Bob Lambrecht commented
Want the ability to force groups of users to use the Outlook mail client only on say an iPhone. You can do this today for all users, but there are exceptions that are allowed to use multiple mail clients - thus the group requirement. So basically, to use corporate email, you must use the Outlook mail client only unless you are in the exception group. Don't want to block the user from creating a profile for personal accounts, just want to force the use of Outlook for company mail.