The University of Texas at Austin

Office 365

Setting up Apple Mail (OSX 10.6 or earlier)

  1. Open Mail.
  2. If you are using Apple Mail for the first time, skip to step 4. In the top-left corner of your screen, select the Mail menu and click Preferences.

  3. Select the Accounts section, Then click the '+' sign in the bottom-left corner.

  4. An Add Account window will appear. Please provide the following information:

    • Full Name
    • Email Address
    • Password (UT EID Password)

  5. If AutoDiscover succeeds, please skip to step 8. AutoDiscover may display an error message after attempting to find your settings. Please click Continue.

  6. In the Incoming Mail Server window, please provide the following information then click Continue:

    • Account Type: Exchange (choose IMAP if not available)
    • Description: Office 365
    • Incoming Mail Server: outlook.office365.com
    • User Name: Primary Email Address
    • Password: UT EID Password

    Note: The checkboxes shown in the screenshot may not be present in earlier versions of Apple Mail.

  7. In the Outgoing Mail Server window, please provide the following information:

    • Description: Office 365
    • Outgoing Mail Server: outlook.office365.com (If using Exchange), smtp.office365.com (If using IMAP)
    • Use only this server; Checked
    • Use Authentication: Checked
    • User Name: Primary Email Address
    • Password: UT EID Password

  8. An Account Summary page will show. Please verify the settings, check the checkbox next to Take account online and click Create.

Last updated August 9, 2013 @ 9:02 am

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