Setting up Apple Mail for Exchange on Mac


Set up your Apple Mail to work with UC San Diego Microsoft Exchange on Mac. 

Note: As of 5/25/2021, you will need to update MacOS to v10.14 (Mojave) or later in order to add your email to Apple Mail on Mac.

Steps to take

Setting up Apple Mail for Microsoft Exchange (Mac)

  1. Open System Preferences on your Mac and search for Internet Accounts.

    System Preferences window with "Internet Accounts" selected

  2. Click on Add Account and select Microsoft Exchange.

    List of internet accounts that can be selected

  3. Type in your full name and email address.

  4. Select Sign In

    Microsoft Exchange sign in window

  5. On the Exchange confirmation window, select Sign in (again).

    Sign in confirmation message

  6. You will be redirected to a UCSD log in page. Enter your UC San Diego email address, and password.

  7. Click Sign in

    UC San Diego log in screen

  8. Approve the Duo Push for two-step authentication. See Two Step Login instructions.

    DUO authentication prompt

  9. If it asks for permissions requested, click Accept.

    "Permissions Requested" window

  10. Keep all default settings and click Done

    Window to select apps to use Microsoft Exchange with every app selected.

  11. You can now open the Apple Mail app and your emails will display.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at