Connecting a Desktop E-Mail Client to Office 365

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 9:00 am.

Here are some quick tips for you to be able to view your email on the same server through other clients, such as Outlook 2016.

LITS Recommends and Supports Outlook 2016 for Windows 7 or 10 or Mac OS X, see our guidance here on when to choose Outlook. Instructions for other clients are strictly for self-service use, and LITS cannot assist in troubleshooting issues with these clients.

To set up mail and calendar sync on a Mobile Device should use these instructions.  Individuals using a Blackberry or another incompatible mobile device may use the instructions below for “other clients”.

Outlook Desktop Clients

Windows: Setting Up Outlook 2016 for Windows

Mac: Setting Up Outlook 2016 for Mac

Other Clients

Microsoft provides this guidance for setting up other clients.  Bryn Mawr allows IMAP connections; POP is disabled.  As noted above, you may use another client or sync method if you wish, but we cannot assist or provide support.

IMAP Caching

We recommend that if you are using a laptop and your client provides IMAP caching functionality (i. e. “Make mail available offline”), you turn it on. Some clients will do this automatically. Please be aware that this will take up more space on your hard drive.

Filed under: Calendar,Email,Microsoft Office 2016,Office 365 Online,Outlook by Melissa Cresswell

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