Faculty, staff, and student workers can set up the Outlook email client for Windows and Macs on their workstations.


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

Managed Machine

This guide applies to users of UConn Managed Workstations set up by ITS. If you have a personal device or un-managed UConn device, you will need to download and install Office365 at https://www.office.com.

  1. Go to the windows search in the start menu and search "Outlook". Right click and select "Pin to Taskbar". Then, open it.
  2. A pop-up will appear to login. Enter your email address and click "Connect"

  3. If prompted for email credentials, use your full email address and password and check Remember my credentials. 
  4. After logging in, emails will begin to download. If the interface looks unfamiliar, you may be in compact mode. Switch to full-detail view by clicking the arrow on the bottom right.

Outlook for MacOS

Outlook 2016 for MacOS

To set up Outlook 2016 for MacOS, 

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Navigate to Tools
  3. Select Accounts. 
  4. Click Add Email Account.
    • Alternatively, you can click the + at the bottom left of the window.
  5. Enter your UConn Office 365 faculty, staff or student worker email address. 
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Enter your NetID password.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Done.
  10. Close the Accounts window.

Outlook 2011 for MacOS

To set up Outlook 2011 for MacOS,

  1. Open Outlook. 
  2. Navigate to Outlook. 
  3. Select Preferences
  4. Click Accounts.
  5. Select Exchange Account.
  6. Un-check the Configure automatically option.
  7. Enter the appropriate information in the fields as shown in the screenshot below.  
    Outlook entering exchange account information screen.
    1. Click Add Account. This will add your Outlook account. 
  8. Exit out of the Accounts window. 

Apple Mail

To set up Apple Mail,

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Internet Accounts.
  3. Click on Exchange.
  4. Enter the account information as follows:
    • Name: First.LastName@uconn.edu
    • Faculty or staff email address: First.LastName@uconn.edu; student worker email address: student####@ad.uconn.edu or NetIDwork@uconn.edu.
    • NetID Password associated with your account
  5. Select Mail and any other Apps you wish to use with this account.
  6. Click Done.