Inbox shopping with Outlook.com

On some of your emails, you may see a header with buttons, money savings features, and products to help you quickly get to the website or save money from companies you have bought from before or have a relationship with. Shopping directly from your Outlook.com Inbox can save you time and money.

Learn more by selecting one of the FAQs below.

When you open an email in Outlook.com from specific merchants and social networks, Outlook.com displays a header on top of the sender’s email in your web browser.

If you use the feature with Microsoft Edge, when you click the Visit site button or the logo in the shopping header to visit a brand’s website, you can save money by using coupons and rebates that may be displayed in the Microsoft Edge address bar.

For some merchants, you might also see product recommendations from that business. These product recommendations may be personalized to you based on prior search and browsing history.

Outlook.com only displays this feature for senders that we recognize as legitimate. Microsoft does not read the contents of your email to show this feature.

A sender can't be added to the list of approved organizations without validation by Microsoft.

Note: This feature is not available if you sign in with a work or school account.

No. These are links that help you get to a sender’s website or money savings features more quickly.

No. Outlook.com only displays the header on emails already in your inbox.

There are no additional emails sent to you as part of this feature.

To stop headers showing in your Inbox:

  1. Open your Message Handling options and scroll to Shopping.

  2. Select the check box next to For shopping-related messages, show a sender logo and relevant links in the message header to turn it off.

To stop Microsoft from showing you product recommendations that are personalized to you based on the previous search and browsing history, turn the ad settings toggle ‘off’ here: https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings/.

Note that this may not stop product recommendations based on other logic, such as popularity, from being shown.

After you click on elements in some of the headers, Microsoft may earn a commission on your purchases  make on the merchant’s website.

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