Follow these instructions to setup your MSU Office 365 email account on Outlook. 

Instructions for Outlook (desktop)

  1. Open Outlook for Mac.
  2. Click Preferences link (command ,) located under Outlook menu.
  3. Click Accounts.  
  4. Select Exchange or Office365 
    OR if you have already have an email account in Outlook, click the dropdown arrow located next to the plus (+) sign in the bottom left of panel and select Exchange. See image below for steps 5-8.
  5. Enter settings as shown below:
  6. Email address: bob.cat@montana.edu
    User name: NetID@msu.montana.edu (for example, a12b456@msu.montana.edu)
    Password:  NetID Password
  7. Check the box next to Configure automatically.
  8. Click the Add Account button.
    screenshot of Outlook Preferences - add account panel.

    When prompted ...do you want to allow this server to configure your settings:

  9. Check the box next to Always use my response for this server then click the Allow button.

Your account should now be configured.

NOTE: If for some reason your account is unable to be configured automatically, enter information in step 6 as instructed above but uncheck the automatically configure check box.  You will be prompted for server address, follow steps below:

  1. Enter outlook.office365.com in the Server field. See image below.
  2. Click the Add Account button
    Screenshot of manual configuration panel where you enter the server address.

    When prompted with ...do you want to allow this server to configure settings:

  3. Check the box next to Always use my response for this server then click the Allow button.

Your account should now be configured. 

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click the File menu tab.
  3. Click Add Account.
    Screenshot of Add Account button at the top of the File screen.
  4. Enter fields as shown below:
    Your Name:  Bob Cat
    Email address: bob.cat@montana.edu
    User name: NetID@msu.montana.edu (for example, a12b456@msu.montana.edu)
    Password:  NetID Password

    Make sure the radio button next to Manual setup... is NOT selected.

  5. Click the Next button.
    Screenshot of the Add Account, settings panel.

    The Windows Security panel opens prompting for your password.

  6. Replace the auto populated User name with: 
    User name: NetID@msu.montana.edu
    Password:  NetID password
    Then click the OK button.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook login window

Your account should now be set up.

To manually set up account:

  1. Click the radio button next to Manually setup... and then click the Next button.
    screenshot of the radio button to click to manually set up outlook account.
  2. Click radio button next to POP and IMAP and then click the Next button.
    Screenshot of Pop or IMAP radio button selection.
  3. Enter fields as shown below:
    Your Name:  Bob Cat
    Email address: bob.cat@montana.edu
    Account type: IMAP
    Incoming Mail server: outlook.office365.com
    Outgoing SMTP server: smtp.office365.com
    User Name: netid@msu.montana.edu (example: j33g277@msu.montana.edu)
    Password: NetID password

  4. Click the More Settings button.
    Screenshot of Add Account settings window

    The Internet E-mail Settings panel opens.

  5. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  6. Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and the radio button next to Use the same settings... as shown in image below.
    screenshot of Internet E-mail Settings panel with Outgoing Server tab opened.
  7. Click the Advanced tab.
  8. Enter the following under Server Port Numbers:
    Incoming server (IMAP): 993
    Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
    Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
    Use the following type of encrypted connection: Auto
  9. Click the OK button.
    Screenshot of Advanced tab in Internet Email Settings panel.
  10. Test Account Settings should start automatically.  If it doesn't, click the Test Account Settings button to verify info entered.
  11. Click the Close button, then click Finish.

    If the test fails and account can not be set up, contact the UIT Service Desk for assistance.

 

Outlook App