Access Your Account Using a Mac

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-09

You can connect your Apple computer or Apple iPhone to your e-mail account.

Apple Computer Access

You can use a Web browser or an e-mail program on your computer to connect to your e-mail account.

Web Browser Access

You connect your Apple computer to your e-mail account using a Web browser in the same way that you connect using a Windows computer.

For instructions, go to How to Sign In to Outlook Web App. For information about supported browsers, see Supported Browsers for Outlook Web App and Exchange Online.

E-Mail Program Access

You can connect to your account automatically, or you can connect using IMAP or POP.

Connecting automatically

There are three programs you can use to connect to your e-mail account by entering your e-mail address and password:

  • Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition
  • Mail (the e-mail application included with Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard)

Connecting to your e-mail account by using Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition provides a more complete e-mail experience than connecting to your e-mail using IMAP or POP. For example, if you connect using Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, you'll be able to synchronize Notes, Tasks, Calendar items, or Categories between Outlook Web App and Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition.

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If you're running Entourage 2008, you must install Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, a free update for Entourage 2008 users.

If you're running Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, you can use the Mail program that's included with Snow Leopard to connect to your account without using IMAP or POP. As with Outlook for Mac 2011 and Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, the steps for connecting to your account with Mac Mail for Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard only require you to enter your e-mail address and password.

For more information about how to use these e-mail programs to connect to your account, follow the steps in one of these topics:

Connecting using IMAP or POP

There are many e-mail programs that you can use to connect to your e-mail account on your Apple computer using IMAP or POP.

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If you don't know whether your e-mail account supports IMAP or POP, contact your helpdesk.

To connect using IMAP or POP, you can use the programs listed in the following section, in addition to other programs.

iPhone Access

You can connect your Apple iPhone to your e-mail account using the following methods:

  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • E-mail programs that support IMAP or POP

What if I want to know more?

Mobile Phones

Supported E-Mail Programs and Features

 
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