How to Use Microsoft Office 365 without a Subscription

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Follow these steps to replace Outlook/Office 365 entirely.

  1. Alternatives to Outlook/Office 365.
  2. Contact, Calendar, Tasks and Notes Sync.
  3. How to Cancel your Office 365 Subscription.

Follow these steps to purchase a perpetual license for Microsoft Outlook/Microsoft Office 365 so you do not need a subscription.

  1. Change your Online data to Offline Data.
  2. Use non Office 365 Email.
  3. Obtain an Outlook Perpetual License.
  4. Contact, Calendar, Tasks and Notes Sync.
  5. How to Cancel your Office 365 Subscription.

How to change your Online Data to Offline Data


Copy each Outlook 365 folder containing the data you want to move using the steps below:

  1. In your Outlook Calendar list, right click on the calendar folder you want to move offline
  2. Select "Copy Calendar"
  3. Select your offline data file > Press OK
  4. The calendar data will now be copied into the new offline data file
  5. Repeat these steps for contacts, tasks, notes, email.

Alternate Outlook Back Up Steps How to Back Up Outlook

Use Non-Office 365 Email

Switch to an email provider that is not Microsoft

  • Corporate Email - Switch Outlook and the Phone to use Exchange, IMAP or Pop 3 accounts.
  • Gmail - Set up your email to use Gmail directly.
  • Your Internet provider also provides standard email services.
  • Your domain provider may need to change MX records.

Obtain a One-Time (Non-Subscription) Outlook License

Microsoft sells an Outlook Perpetual License as a part of the following Office Packages:

Alternatives to Outlook/Office 365

Alternate Email Client:

Alternate to Word, Powerpoint, and Excel:

Alternative Contact, Calendar, Task and Note Manager:

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How to Cancel your Office 365 Subscription

  1. Sign in to the page with the Microsoft account associated with your subscription.
  2. Look for the Cancel link or Expires on date.
a. If you see a Cancel link under the subscription name, select Cancel.
b. If you don't see an option to cancel, automatic renewal might be disabled. Your subscription will end on the Expires on date.
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