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Employee Email Configuration

Employee email accounts and special email accounts that use the @olemiss.edu address are hosted on Microsoft's Office 365 cloud-based service. Beginning February 2017, all of these accounts will begin having two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. You may sign up to have you account enabled before Labor Day when the remaining accounts will be enabled. All new accounts will be created with 2FA enabled by default.

Outlook 2016 & 2013 (Windows)

  1. Create an app password.
  2. Launch the Outlook application.
  3. You should see a welcome screen. Click Next to continue.
  4. Select Yes to have Outlook set up an email account then click Next to continue.
  5. Enter your name, email address and the app password you created in Step 1.
  6. Click Next to continue.
  7. Outlook will prompt you for your app password again. Enter the app password then check the "remember my credentials" box if you don't want to be prompted for your password when you launch Outlook.
  8. Click Ok.
  9. You should see a page congratulating you on successfully configuring your account.

Outlook 2016 (Mac) Settings

  1. Create an app password.
  2. Launch the Outlook 2016 Application.
  3. In Outlook, select Tools > Accounts.
  4. In the Accounts box, select Exchange.
  5. Next enter your Exchange account information--Email address, User Name (employee@olemiss.edu), and the app password you created in Step 1, and then click Add Account.
  6. If you see the notification "Outlook was redirected to the server autodiscover-s.outlook.com get new settings for your account" check the box to Always use my response for this server, and then click Allow.
  7. A logon window with a University of Mississippi logo will appear. Enter your WebID password, and then click Sign In.
  8. Verify your account using the authentication method you selected during the Two-factor Authentication enrollment process.
  9. Close the accounts setup window.

Outlook 2011 (Mac) Settings

  1. Create an app password.
  2. Launch the Outlook 2016 Application.
  3. In Outlook, select Tools > Accounts.
  4. In the Accounts box, select Exchange.
  5. Next enter your Exchange account information--Email address, User Name (employee@olemiss.edu), and the app password you created in Step 1, and then click Add Account.
  6. If you see the notification "Outlook was redirected to the server autodiscover-s.outlook.com get new settings for your account" check the box to Always use my response for this server, and then click Allow.
  7. Close the accounts setup window.

Mac Mail Settings

  1. Create an app password.
  2. Launch the Mac Mail application.
  3. From the Mail menu, select Accounts.
  4. Select Exchange.
  5. Enter your Name, Email address, and the app password you created in Step 1. Select Sign In.
  6. Select the apps you want to use with this account and click Done.

iPad and iPhone Settings

  1. Create an app password.
  2. Tap Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account.
  3. Select Exchange from the account types.
  4. Enter your Email address and the app password that you created in Step 1.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. Select the content you would like to synchronize: your Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, and then tap Save.

Android Settings

  1. Create an app password.
  2. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Exchange ActiveSync
  3. On the next screen, enter your email address and app password that you created in Step 1. Tap Next.
  4. You might receive a message about additional security features "Remote Security Administration". Tap OK.
  5. Your device will use Office 365's autodiscover feature to fill in the server box.
  6. If it doesn't, in the server field enter outlook.office365.com.
  7. Domain field should be blank. Username field will be your email address. Tap Next.
  8. If prompted to "activate email" tap Activate.
  9. Give the account a name for example "Office 365". Tap Finish Setup.

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