How to Sign In to Your Email Using a Web Browser


Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Exchange, Live@edu

Topic last modified: 2014-08-27

You can use Outlook Web App to access your email account via a Web browser. The URL (Web address) you’ll use to sign in to Outlook Web App depends on the type of account you have. Outlook Web App can be used to access any email account that's hosted on a server that's running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

What URL do I use to sign in to Outlook Web App?

  1. Open your Web browser or, if it is already open, open a new window.

  2. Go to the URL that matches the type of account you have.


    Account Type URL

    Microsoft Office 365


    Microsoft Live@edu


    Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS)


    Go to URLs for Microsoft Online Services.

    Corporate email account

    On-premises (Microsoft Exchange Server)

    Go to the URL provided by the person who manages your email account. For example, a company named Contoso might use a URL such as

    If you have a Microsoft Office 365 account, you can also access your e-mail through the Office 365 portal. To do this, sign in to your account at the Office 365 portal, and then click Outlook at the top of the page.
    If you have a Live@edu account, you may also be able to access your email through a customised URL created by the person who manages your email account.
  3. Enter the full email address for your ID.

  4. Enter your password.

  5. Click Sign In.

  6. You can also use the tick boxes to have the computer you're using remember your ID and your password. Don't select the tick box if you share the computer with other people.

What else do I need to know?

  1. You can use most popular Web browsers to access your mailbox. For more information about browser support, see this topic: Outlook Web App Supported Browsers

  2. If you are the administrator for your organisation’s email and are using a cloud-based service, see Configure Sign-In URLs for Outlook Web App.

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