Microsoft Flow and Office 365 Outlook

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Like to set up a simple approval workflow and we are using SPO. Is it mandatory for the users need to have Office 365 Outlook in order to set the Microsoft Flow? 

The users are currently using Outlook 2010/2013 as their email client. 

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best response confirmed by Deenadayalan V (Brass Contributor)

It is not mandatory, but they may need to be a licensed user of Flow depending on the function that you are setting up. 


You would not currently be able to setup a Flow involving their email if they do not have an O365 email box (unless you are connecting to external email). You can create a hybrid connection to SharePoint however, and connect to on prem SharePoint. 


Also, a quick fix: it would not be extremely hard to setup a forwarding from the on prem Exchange mailbox that kicked off a Flow in O365.


More information can be found via the guided learning/documentation on the Flow website.

Thanks for the response. It is helpful and I will go through the guide.