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How to Configure the Built-in iOS Mail App for Office 365

Configure an account using MDM

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is the easiest way to set up your Office 365 email and calendar on your iOS device. When you enroll in MDM, your @stanford email is automatically configured on your device. All you need to do is set your Stanford email password.

All faculty, staff, and postdoc Apple and Android mobile devices used for Stanford activities on the campus network are subject to the verifiable encryption requirement. MDM is Stanford's mobile device security solution. Affiliate and student staff mobile devices that access High Risk Data must also adhere to Stanford encryption requirements.

Note: If your @stanford email account is set up on your device, please delete it before enrolling in MDM. MDM configures your @stanford email account for you.

Add a new account

To manually set up a new account to access your Office 365 email and calendar:

  1. From the Home screen go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account.
  2. Select the option for Exchange.

    Choose to add an Exchange account
  3. Enter the following information and then tap Next.
    • Email: your SUNet ID@stanford.edu
    • Description: Exchange is entered automatically (you can change this if you wish).
    enter your @stanford email address
  4. When prompted how to sign in to your Exchange account, tap Configure Manually.
    choose to configure your Exchange account manually
  5. Enter the your SUNet ID password and then tap Next
    .enter your SUNet ID password
  6. Enter the following and then tap Next.
    • Server: outlook.office365.com
    • Domain: leave blank
    • Username: your SUNet ID@stanford.edu
    server information
  7. Turn the options to ON for the areas you'd like to sync (Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes) and then tap Save.
    select apps that you want to sync to your device
  8. Your Exchange account now appears in Accounts & Passwords. Tap Exchange (or the name of your Exchange account) to view the account settings.
    list of accounts
  9. Important: Adjust the Mail Days to Sync according to your preferences. This setting means that only messages received within the timeframe you select appear in any of your folders.
    adjust the mail days to sync
  10. Tap your Account email address to view your Exchange account settings.
  11. Tap Advanced Settings and verify that Use SSL is turned ON. Tap Done.
    account settings

Your iPhone or iPad should automatically send and receive mail from your Office 365 account as well as sync to the Office 365 Contacts and Calendar.

Last modified September 29, 2017