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

After enrolling in Duo, access to email on your mobile device may be impacted. Go to to learn more.

Instructions for Outlook for Desktops / Laptops

Click Here for instructions on how to set-up the Outlook App on your Mac . Applicable after Fall 2022.

  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: [email protected]
    User name: [email protected] (for example, [email protected])
    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: [email protected]
    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: [email protected]
    Account type: IMAP
    Incoming Mail server:
    Outgoing SMTP server:
    User Name: [email protected] (example: [email protected])
    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 set-up for Mobile Devices


Microsoft has implemented new security protocols, mandating all Microsoft 365 business users and Outlook mobile app users to integrate Microsoft Authenticator for heightened security. This initiative reflects Microsoft's continuous commitment to fortify security measures and safeguard user accounts. However, as MSU utilizes DUO for our Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) system, there is no need for users to undergo the Microsoft  Authenticator setup process.

FindTime for Outlook

FindTime is an add-on app for Outlook and Outlook on the web that is used to create meeting polls where you can propose multiple times/dates that that attendees can vote on.   Once consensus is met the meeting is automatically scheduled.  Learn how to get FindTime.