Office 365 Email Setup

Tufts University is in the process of migrating email accounts from Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Office 365 email. If you aren’t sure which email system your account is currently using, please go to the Email at Tufts page. The instructions on that page will enable you to determine which email system you are on.

If you determine that your account is already using Office 365 email, instructions are provided below for setting up your Tufts mail on personal computers and mobile devices (e.g. iPads, tablets, and mobile phones).

Note for Students: Students who will be graduating can keep their @tufts.edu email address by having incoming email forwarded to a personal account. To send your @tufts.edu email to a personal account, follow the step-by-step instructions on the Forwarding Your Tufts Email page. If you will be graduating soon, you should also forward a copy of any emails that you want to keep to your personal account. They will be deleted from Tufts’ servers after you graduate.

Email on Your Computer

The Office 365 web client allows you to manage your email, calendar, and more without downloading an application. Everything is done through your browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, etc.) 

Office 365 Inbox

Accessing the Office 365 Web Client

1. Go to outlook.office365.com.

2. Enter your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

3. Click Next. You will be brought to a Tufts login screen.

4. Provide your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.

5. Click Sign In. You may be asked to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

 

Microsoft Outlook, along with the other Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) can be downloaded from the Office 365 website. With your Tufts credentials, you can download Office on up to 5 computers AND 5 mobile devices for free!

This section includes directions for downloading the Office applications and setting up Outlook with your Tufts email address on both Windows and Mac computers. If you are on a Tufts computer and you do not have administrative access, please call the Service Desk at 617-627-3376 or email it@tufts.edu for assistance.

Outlook desktop application

Downloading the Office Apps for Your Computer

1. Visit login.microsoftonline.com.

2. On the sign in page, enter your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

Microsoft Sign In page

3. Click Next. You will be brought to a Tufts login page.

Tufts login page

4. Enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.

5. Click Sign in.

6. Click the Install Office button. A dropdown menu will open.

Install Office button on Office 365 home page

7. Select Office 365 apps.

Selecting Office 365 apps for installation

8. Download the installer to your computer.

9. Open the installer file and follow the directions.

Setting up the Outlook Desktop App (Windows)

1. Open the Outlook desktop application. The account setup wizard will appear.

Outlook Setup Wizard

2. Click Next.

3. You will be asked if you want to connect an email account. Select Yes.

4. Click Next.

Confirming that you want to connect Outlook to your email

5. Make sure the E-mail Account option is selected.

6. Provide your name, Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu), and Tufts password.

7. Click Next.

Adding email account info to Outlook

8. Click Allow.

9. A Windows Security login window will appear. Provide your Tufts username in the format "username@tufts.edu" (e.g. jjumbo01@tufts.edu) and password.

Windows security window

10. Click OK. You may also need to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

11. When your account is done configuring, click Finish.

Setting up the Outlook Desktop App (Mac OS X)

1. Open the Outlook desktop application.

2. Click Outlook in the top menu.

3. Select Preferences.

Selecting Outlook Preferences

4. Click Accounts.

5. Click the Add button toward the bottom left of the Accounts window.

6. Select New Account.

New Account option

7. Type in your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

8. Click Continue.

Adding a new email address to the Outlook desktop app

9. A Tufts login screen will appear. Enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.

Tufts login page on the desktop app

10. Click Sign in. You may be asked to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

1. Open your Mac's System Preferences.

Mac System Preferences Icon

2. Click on Internet Accounts.

Selecting Internet Accounts in System Preferences menu

3. Select Exchange.

Internet Account options

4. Enter your name and Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

5. Click Sign In.

Adding Exchange account to a Mac

6. In the window that appears, click Sign In again.

Sign in to Exchange on a Mac

7. A Tufts login screen will appear. Enter your Tufts username (jjumbo01) and password.

Tufts login page

8. Click Sign In. You may have to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

9. Select what data you would like synced for this account.

Selecting apps and data to sync for Exchange on a Mac

10. Click Done.

After your account has been moved from Exchange to Office 365, you may see a popup window like the one below that asks you to log in with your Tufts credentials. Log in with your Tufts username in the format "username@tufts.edu" (e.g. jjumbo01@tufts.edu) and password.

Windows security window

 

Email on iPhones and iPads (iOS)

If you do not have a passcode set up on your iOS device, please do so before proceeding with email setup.

1. Open your device’s Settings application.

iOS Settings Application

2. Tap Face ID & Passcode.

Face ID and Passcode button

3. Tap Turn Passcode On.

Turn On Passcode

4. Enter a passcode, then re-enter it to confirm.

Setting iOS passcode

5. Go back into Settings.

6. Tap Display & Brightness.

Display and Brightness option in iOS settings menu

7. Tap Auto-Lock.

Auto-Lock option in iOS settings

8. Select an amount of time for the auto-lock.

1. Search for Microsoft Outlook in the App Store.

2. Download the Outlook app.

Outlook App in iOS App Store

3. Tap the Outlook icon to open the app.

4. In the Add Account page, enter your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

5. Tap the Add Account button.

Adding an email account to the iOS Outlook app

6. A Tufts login page will load. Enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.

7. Tap Sign in. You may have to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

1. Open the Settings application on your device.

2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.

Passwords and Accounts options in iOS Settings

3. Tap Add Account.

4. Select Exchange.

5. Email – Add your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

6. Description – This will automatically populate for you.

7. Tap Next.

Adding Exchange account info to iOS

8. In the confirmation window that appears, select Sign In.

Signing in to Exchange Account on iOS device

9. A Tufts login page will load. Enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.

10. Tap Sign in. You may need to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

11. Determine what applications/data you would like to sync through this account.

Choosing applications and data to sync between Exchange and iOS

12. Tap Save.

Backing up Your Phone

Performing regular backups ensures that you won’t lose personal and professional data if something happens to your device. With Apple’s iCloud backup, you get 5GB of remote backup storage space for free. You can also buy more storage space if necessary. For more information, visit the Apple iCloud support page.

 

Remotely Wiping Your Device

A lost or stolen device poses a security risk for you and the University. With iCloud, users of Apple devices can remotely locate and wipe their devices and minimize that risk. To activate this capability on for your device, enable the Find My iPhone feature in the device’s settings. For more information on how to enable and use this feature, visit the Apple Find My iPhone support page.

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Open Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap the account that is associated with your Tufts Exchange email (e.g. "Tufts" or "Exchange") to open its settings.
  4. Tap the Account field.
  5. Update the following fields:
    • Domain - Leave blank.
    • Username - Enter your Tufts username in the format "username@tufts.edu" (e.g. jjumbo01@tufts.edu).
    • Description - Change from "Exchange" to "Tufts Office 365 Mail".iOS Office 365 account setup screen

       

  6. Tap Done.

Note: You do not need to update your password.

Email on Android

If you do not have a passcode set up on your Android device, please do so before proceeding with email setup.

Note: There are various versions of the Android operating systems, so the steps for your device may be slightly different.

1. From your home screen, tap the Menu button.

2. Tap Settings

3. Scroll down until you find Security or Security and Screen Lock and tap it. This is typically located under the Personal section. 

4. Under Screen Security, tap Screen Lock

5. In the Choose a Screen Lock section, select which type of password you would like to use:

  • Pattern - Sets an unlock screen which requires the user to draw a specific pattern between 9 on-screen points. 
  • PIN - Sets an unlock screen requiring the user to enter a numeric code. 
  • Password - Sets an unlock screen that requires entering an alphanumeric password (numbers, letters, and symbols). 

6. Re-enter your Pattern/Pin/Password to verify.

1. Search for Microsoft Outlook in the Google Play Store.

2. Download the Outlook app.

3. Open the Outlook application.

4. Tap More > Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account. Otherwise, tap Get Started

5. In the first field, type your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).

6. In the next page, enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password

7. Tap Log in. You may need to complete Duo two-factor authentication.

8. Select Yes to let the app access your information.

Please note that there are various Android operating systems (Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, etc.), so the steps for your device may be slightly different. 

1. From your device's Home Menu screen, tap Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Email

2. Enter your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu) and password.

3. Tap Next

4. Select the Exchange option. 

5. If you see a message about additional security features, tap OK to continue. The Account Options page will open.

6. Accept the defaults or select the options for how you want to receive and send your mail.

7. Tap Next. (You may need to scroll down to see it.) 

8. On the set-up email page, you can change the name of your account.

9. When you're finished tap Done

 

If your device needs you to fill in other fields, use these settings: 

  • Account type - Exchange/Office 365 
  • Email address - Your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu) 
  • Username – Your Tufts username in the format ‘username@tufts.edu’ (eg. jjumbo01@tufts.edu)
  • Password - Your Tufts password 
  • Server – outlook.office365.com 
  • Domain - leave it blank

Backing Up Your Phone

Performing regular backups ensures that you won’t lose personal and professional data if something happens to your device. The process for doing this varies by device and by the version of Android it is running. Visit the Android Help Center for more information on how to back up or restore data on your Android device.

Remotely Wiping Your Device

A lost or stolen device poses a security risk for you and the University. Users of Android devices can remotely locate and wipe their devices and minimize that risk. Visit the Google Account Help Center for more information on how to find, lock, or erase a lost Android device.

Please note that there are various Android operating systems (Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, etc.), so the steps for your device may be slightly different. If you are unable to follow these steps to switch your Tufts email account from Exchange to Office 365, delete your Tufts email account from your Android device and follow the steps in the "Android Mail App" above to re-add the account.

  1. Open the phone's Settings application.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. Tap the account associated with your Tufts email (e.g. Exchange).
  4. Tap Account Settings.
  5. Select the account associated with your Tufts email (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu).
  6. Scroll down to the Server settings section and tap Incoming settings.
  7. Adjust the following fields:
    • Domain\username - Enter in the format TuftsUsername@tufts.edu (e.g. jjumbo01@tufts.edu).
    • Server - outlook.office365.com
  8. Click Done.