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


Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of cloud-based tools including those originally in the Office suite such as Outlook, Word, etc. UConn faculty, staff, and student workers will use Outlook through Office 365 for their email accounts.

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 non-managed UConn device, you will need to download and install Office using these instructions: Downloading Office from Office365

  1. Open Outlook by clicking the icon on your desktop or searching for it in the Windows search bar.
  2. If you haven't logged in on the computer before, a pop-up will appear to login. Enter your UConn email address (usually in the form of firstname.lastname@uconn.edu) and click Connect.

  3. When prompted for your password enter your NetID password and click Continue.
  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 Mac

Outlook for Mac

To set up Outlook for MacOS, 

  1. Open Outlook for Mac
  2. In the top left corner of the screen, navigate to Outlook > Preferences...
  3. Select Accounts. 
  4. In the window that appears, click the plus (+) button in the bottom left corner and select New Account...
  5. In the Set Up Your Email window that appears, enter your UConn email address click Continue.
  6. Enter your NetID password.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Done.
  9. Close the Accounts window.

Apple Mail

To set up Apple Mail,

  1. Open Apple Mail.
  2. In the menu bar, navigate to Mail > Add Account...
  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.