Configuring Your Email Client for Office 365
This page provides links to documentation on how to configure your email client to access Office 365. You can set your email client to access your Office 365 account using either Exchange or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) settings.
Email Systems at USC
There are several email systems currently in use at USC in additional to Office 365. To help ensure that you are able to access the correct information for your email system, see our Email Overview page for complete descriptions and links to documentation, or click a link below.
Exchange Versus IMAP
There are several advantages to setting up your email client to use Exchange rather than IMAP settings. Exchange only requires that you provide your email address and password for set up; IMAP, however, requires additional server information. Exchange also provides direct access to the USC calendar that is a part of your Office 365 account.
At this time, ITS supports both methods of setting up your account.
Setting Up an Office 365 Account Using Exchange
For documentation on setting up your Office 365 account on an email client using Exchange, please see the links in the side navigation to the right of this page.
Setting Up an Office 365 Account Using IMAP
Below you will find information on configuring ITS-supported email clients to access your Office 365 account using IMAP. You will need to know your Office 365 email address, password, and the Office 365 server settings in order to successfully set up your email client.
IMAP Server Settings (after Wave 15 upgrade)
The following incoming and outgoing IMAP server settings for Office 365 will take affect after USC has been upgraded to Wave 15 on November 16. For more information on the Wave 15 upgrade, see the Office 365 Upgrade to Wave 15 page.
|Setting||IMAP (incoming)||SMTP (outgoing)|
The following Microsoft links provide step-by-step information on how to connect your email client to Office 365 using the IMAP protocol.
- Outlook 2013
- Outlook 2011 for Mac
- Outlook 2010
- Outlook 2007
- Thunderbird (Windows and Mac)
- Apple Mail (Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, and 10.8 Mountain Lion)
For assistance configuring your email client for Office 365, please call the ITS Customer Support Center at 213-740-5555 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 04, 2013