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 Box.
After connecting a third-party storage provider to your Office 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 Box to your webmail account. Other third-party services will be added in the future; the setup is the same.
- In a browser, log in to webmail (Outlook on the web).
- In the upper-right corner of the screen click the Settings icon .
- In the Settings pane, in the Your app settings section, click Mail.
- In the Options pane, navigate to Mail > Attachment options > Storage accounts.
- In the center pane, where your storage accounts are listed, click Add Box.
- Next you'll need to log in to Box to grant Outlook on the web access to your Box account. Click the link for Use Single Sign On (SSO).
- Enter your SunetID@stanford.edu email address and then click Authorize.
- If prompted, log in with your SUNet ID and password. Two-step authentication may also be required.
- Click Grant access to Box to allow Microsoft Outlook to access your files and folders in Box.
- Return to webmail. If Outlook was successfully granted access to your Box account you'll see Box listed in the Storage accounts pane.
Note: To remove access to files and folders in Box, click Remove.
Access files from a third-party storage account
- Log in to webmail and create a new email message.
- Click the paper clip icon and then click Cloud locations.
- The left pane displays a list of storage locations that can be accessed directly from webmail. Click Box to access the files in your Stanford Box account.