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Integrating Third-Party Storage Services with Webmail

Microsoft Outlook on the web (webmail) is adding support support for select third-party storage services. In addition to OneDrive for Business, you are able to store and share documents using services like Google Drive.

After connecting a third-party storage provider to your Microsoft 365 webmail account you're able to share and attach files directly from webmail.

Connect a third-party storage account

The following instructions show how to connect your Google Drive to your webmail account. Other third-party services will be added in the future; the setup is the same.

  1. In a browser, log in to webmail (Outlook on the web).
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen click the Settings icon settings icon.
  3. In the Settings pane, click View all Outlook settings.  

  4. In the settings section, navigate to Mail > Attachments.
  5. In the Attachments pane, where your storage accounts are listed, click the Google Drive icon

  6. Select your email address and then click Allow
    grant Microsoft apps & services on the web read and write access to all files and folders stored in Google drive.
  7. If prompted,  log in with your SUNet ID and password. Two-step authentication may also be required.
  8. Return to webmail.  If Outlook was successfully granted access to your Google Drive account, you'll see Google Drive listed in the Attachments pain under Storage accounts.
    Note: To remove access to files and folders in Google Drive, click Remove.

Access files from a third-party storage account

  1. Log in to webmail and create a new email message.
  2. Click the paper clip icon and then click Cloud icon.

  3. The left pane displays a list of storage locations that can be accessed directly from webmail. Click Google Drive to access  the files in your Stanford Google Drive account.
Last modified February 26, 2024