How do I setup Office 365 email on a desktop?

After reading this article faculty and staff should be able to:

  • Setup any of the following email clients to access their Office 365 email
    • Outlook for Windows
    • Outlook for Mac
    • Apple Mail

Office 365 is a collection of cloud-based tools through which UConn faculty and staff have their official UConn email account and calendar.

Apple Mail is the built-in email client for Mac operating systems.

Outlook for Windows

Outlook 2013 & 2016

  1. Open the Windows Start menu, search for the Control Panel, and click on the icon for Mail.
  2. Click the Show Profiles button (note: if this is the first time you have setup your email you may not see this dialogue).
  3. Click the Add… button to create a new email account.
  4. Enter a Descriptive Name as your profile name and click OK.
  5. The Email Account fields should auto populate.  Click Next to continue.
  6. A pop up will appear with your Replace that with your
  7. Enter Your NetID password, then check “Remember my credentials.” Click OK.
  8. Click Finish.


Outlook for Mac

Outlook 2016 for Mac

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Navigate to Tools > Accounts
  3. Click Add Email Account or + at bottom left of window.
  4. Enter your UConn Office 365 email address and click Continue.
  5. Enter your Office 365 password and click OK.
  6. Click Done and Exit out of Accounts window.


Outlook 2011 for Mac

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Navigate to Outlook > Preferences…
    3. Click Accounts.
    4. Select Exchange Account.
    5. Uncheck the Configure automatically option and enter the appropriate information in the fields as shown in the screenshot below then click Add Account.
    6. screenshot

    7. Outlook account is added. Exit out of Accounts window.

    Apple Mail

    1. Open System Preferences and click on Internet Accounts.
    2. Click on Exchange.
    3. Enter your information as follows;
    4. Name:
    5. Email Address:
    6. Password: NetID Password
    7. Select Mail and any other Apps you want to use with this account.
    8. Click Done.

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    Last Modified: 6/16/2017