Access your account using a Mac

You can connect your Office 365 or other Microsoft Exchange-based account to your Apple computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

 Note    If you are not using an Office 365 or other Exchange-based account, see Add an email account to Outlook for Mac 2011. For more information, see What is a Microsoft Exchange Server account?

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Apple computer access

You can use a web browser or an email program on your computer to connect to your email account.

Web browser access

You connect your Apple computer to your email account by using a web browser in the same way that you connect a Windows computer.

For instructions, go to Sign in to Outlook Web App. For information about supported browsers, Supported browsers for Outlook Web App.

Email program access

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

Connecting automatically

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

  • Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition
  • Mail (the email application included with Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS 10.7 Lion)

Connecting to your email account by using Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition provides a more complete email experience than connecting to your email by 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.

 Note    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 email address and password.

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

Set up email in Outlook for Mac 2011

Set up email in Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition

Set up email in Mac OS X Mail

Connecting using IMAP or POP

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

 Note    POP or IMAP access may not be available with your email account. If you don't know whether your email account supports IMAP or POP, contact the person who manages your email account.

The following topics provide information about some ways to connect by using IMAP or POP:

Set up email in Mac OS X Mail using POP or IMAP

Set up email in Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition using POP or IMAP

 Note    The preceding topic includes steps for connecting to your account using Entourage 2004 and Entourage 2008.

Set up email in Mozilla Thunderbird 8.0 using POP or IMAP

 Note    You can use most IMAP and POP programs to connect to your account.

iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch access

You can connect to your Office 365 or other Exchange-based email using the email app that is installed on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you connect to your account using the Microsoft Exchange method, you’ll be able to access and synchronize your email, calendar, and contacts. If you only want to use email, you can set up email using POP or IMAP. For more information, see Set up email on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

 Note    If you have an Office 365 email account, you can also access your email, calendar, and contacts using the OWA for IPhone and OWA for iPad mobile apps. You can install those apps from the Apple App Store. To learn more, see OWA for iPad and OWA for iPhone.

 Note    If you have an Office 365 email account see Use Office 365 on your iPhone or iPad for information about how to use Office 365 on your phone or tablet.

What if I want to know more?

Supported email programs and features

 
 
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Outlook Web App, Outlook Web App for Office 365 Enterprise, Outlook Web App for Office 365 Small Business