MAC - Connect MacMail to Office 365 Exchange Online


Set up your Macintosh mail to work with UC San Diego Office365 Exchange. 

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 Mac Mail.

Steps to take

Setting up Apple Mail for ExchangeOnline (Mac)

  1. Open Mail on your Mac. Mail will be located in the Applications folder.

    The applications folder on a Mac contains the Mail app. The mail app can be opened by clicking on it.

  2. Select Exchange.

  3. Select Continue.

    Image shows the window that pops up after opening Mail to add an account. Choose Exchange, then select continue.

  4. Type in your full name and email address.

  5. Select Sign In

    Image shows a window that has "Name" and "Email address fields." After filling in both fields, there is a blue button that reads "Sign in."

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

    Image shows a confirmation window, asking if you would like to sign into your Exchange account using Microsoft. Select "Sign in."

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

  8. Click Sign in

    Image shows a UC San Diego sign in page. Enter your email address and password, and select "Sign in."

  9. You may get a 2-factor prompt. If this occurs, see Two Step Login instructions.

  10. Keep all default settings and click Done

    Image shows a window asking which apps the exchange account may use. Keep the default settings, and simply click Done.

  11. Your Emails will display soon.

    Image shows an email inbox after successfully signing in.
If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357