About the Microsoft Outlook channel

Microsoft Outlook is an online personal information manager. Pipelines currently integrates with the Email and Calendar features only.

Please note that terms used in the Microsoft Outlook channel categories are Microsoft Outlook specific terminology.

How to connect

  1. On the My pipelines page, click Create pipelines. Enter name, description, and tag fields and click the Create Pipelines button. The pipelines wizard displays:

  2. From the wizard you choose the connections for the first steps of your pipeline. When you choose a type, you'll add the channels and steps for your first steps. You can always add more steps later. A Triggered pipeline is started by a specific event in real-time. A Scheduled pipeline will start according to a schedule. A Manual pipeline only starts manually. Once you've completed the wizard, you'll be prompted for connection detail, if necessary. If you are an experienced builder, click the Start from scratch button and then from the right side of the page, choose the All to list all available channels.
  3. Expand Microsoft Outlook in the list of channels and click Connect to Microsoft Outlook.
  4. In the pop-up window review the permissions that Pipelines will be requesting. Click Connect to Microsoft Outlook when you are done.

  5. Microsoft may require you to sign in at this point. Enter your credentials to continue.
  6. Microsoft will show the permissions being requested. Expand each for more information. Click Accept when done.

How to reconnect the Microsoft Outlook channel

You may need to reconnect your account to a channel. Reasons may be (but not limited to):

  • If you need to connect a different account.

  • Authorization updates, such as a changed password.

  • Editing the access rights that Pipelines has to the channel.

To reconnect:

  1. Select a pipeline that already has Microsoft Outlook in it.
  2. Open a step containing Microsoft Outlook.
  3. Under account, select Connect (or reconnect) and follow the process above, How to connect.

Note: You can switch the account used in your pipeline by reconnecting. You don't have to create a new pipeline. Sometimes, if you are already logged into your MS account even when clicking reconnect, you may find that you can't the enter the credentials for another account. Instead, MS will connect you the account where you are already logged in. In this case, try using a browser incognito or private window to reconnect.


The steps you can use with Microsoft Outlook fall into two categories: Calendar Events and Emails.

Type Name Description
Calendar Events
Trigger Calendar Event Created Triggers when a calendar event is created in an account.
Trigger Calendar Event Updated Triggers when a calendar event is updated in an account.
Trigger Calendar Event Deleted Triggers the pipeline when a calendar event is deleted in an account.
Action Create a Calendar Event Creates a new event in the account calendar.
Action Update a Calendar Event Updates an existing event in the account calendar.
Action Delete a Calendar Event Deletes an existing event in a calendar.
Action Fetch Link Fetches a link to an existing event in a calendar.
Query Search Calendar Events Searches calendar events and returns a list based on search criteria.
Action Look Up a Calendar Event Looks for a calendar event in an account.
Trigger New Email Triggers when a new email is received and can be customized to only watch a particular folder instead of the Inbox.
Action Send an Email Sends an email from a specific account.
Query Search Emails Searches emails in an account and returns a list.
Action Look Up an Email Looks for an email based on search criteria.