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Follow the instructions below to connect your desktop Outlook client and mobile Microsoft Outlook apps to your Office 365 email account. Due to security protocols in Office 365, Outlook and the Microsoft Outlook mobile apps are the only supported applications guaranteed to work on your devices.

Outlook Desktop Client

  1. Open the Outlook application on your desktop
  2. If you are using the Windows version of Outlook, enter a Profile Name and click OK
  3. Enter your NDSU email username (typically
  4. Click Connect
  5. Enter your N.D. University System ID password
  6. Click Sign in

    1. If you are enrolled in Multi-Factor Authentication for NDSU Services, you will be prompted by DUO to authorize the login attempt

  7. Click OK once the setup is complete
  8. Outlook should then automatically open

Microsoft Outlook Mobile App

  1. Download and install the Microsoft Outlook app from your device's App Store
  2. Open the Microsoft Outlook App once it is finished installing
  3. Click Get Started
  4. Enter your NDSU email username (typically
  5. Click Continue
  6. Enter your N.D. University Stystem ID password
  7. Click Sign in

    1. If you are enrolled in Multi-Factor Authentication for NDSU Services, you will be prompted by DUO to authorize the login attempt

  8. Click Skip when prompted to add another account
  9. Click through the tutorial screens or click Skip to be taken into your account


Using OWA (Online Web Access) as an app on Android

If you want to use OWA instead of the Microsoft Outlook mobile app on an Android device, you can make it faster to access by creating an "app" on your home screen. Follow the instructions below to add it to your home screen:

  1. Open the chrome browser on your phone
  2. Go to
  3. Login with your N.D. University System credentials

    1. Approve the DUO prompt if you have MFA set up on your account

  4. Click on the Outlook icon in the upper left of the portal page to open your email
  5. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right
  6. Click Add to Home screen
What if I run Linux where there is no Outlook app?

The Linux Evolution Mail client is able to connect to Office 365. The University System has provided the following Configuration information.

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