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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 > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Tap Add Account.
  3. Select the option for Microsoft Exchange.

    add an account
  4. Enter the following and then tap Next.
    • Email: your
    • Password: stanford (do not enter your SUNet ID password here)
    • Description: Exchange is entered automatically (you can change this if you wish)
    enter your address and incorrect password
  5. Enter the following and then tap Next.
    • Server:
    • Domain: leave blank
    • Username: your SUNet
    • Password: your SUNet ID password
    enter server information
  6. Turn the options to ON for the areas you'd like to sync (Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders) and then tap Save.

    select items to sync
  7. Your Exchange account now appears in the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section. Select it to view the Settings.
  8. Tap Account.
  9. Scroll down and verify that Use SSL is turned ON. and then tap Done.

    verify that SSL is turned on
  10. Important: Adjust the Mail days to sync (default is 3) according to your preferences and then tap Mail to return to the Mail, Contacts, Calendar settings. Some users will want to change this setting, as this default would mean only messages received in the last three days would appear in any of your folders.

    select mail days to sync

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

Last modified September 27, 2016