How do I set up Office 365 mail on my desktop?

This FAQ will help you to set up Microsoft 365 mail (formerly Office 365) on your desktop computer.

The step-by-step instructions outlined below will show you how to add your new mail account to your desktop's email client.

Please note: The screenshots provided below are related to Outlook 2016 but will work for all common mail clients.

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Select File in the top-left corner of your email client.

Select File


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Choose the option to Add Account.

Select Add Account


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A pop-up window will appear where you’ll need to enter the email address you wish to add. Once done, select Connect.

Enter email address


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From there, you’ll need to enter the password for your email address.

Enter password


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After doing this, you may need to approve the request through Microsoft Authenticator. Simply open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to continue.

Approve request


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Your email client will now begin configuring your email address. Simply wait a few moments and you should receive the following message.

You may need to restart your email client for your address to start showing, but otherwise you’re done!

Account added