Configure Email/Outlook 2016 for a new employee on a Windows computer

Introduction

How to set up your email on the Outlook application on a Windows computer

Instructions

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. On the Welcome to Outlook 2016 screen, click Next. 
  3. In the Microsoft Outlook Account Setup screen select yes when asked Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account.
  4. On the Add Account screen in the email address field, remove your St.Cloud State email address and type your Office 365 login ID
  • Employees/Emeriti: StarID@minnstate.edu
  • Students: StarID@go.minnstate.edu
  • Student Employees: StarID@minnstate.edu
  • If you are both an employee and a student, set up your primary email account first. You can then add the other email account later.
  1. Do not enter your password on this screen!

  1. Click Next
  2. The Microsoft office authentication menu will pop on the screen. Enter your password, then click Sign in

  3. When Outlook completes setup for your account click Finish

Outlook will open and begin downloading your mail and folders. This process can take a while if you have a significant amount of email, so please be patient. If your content is not synced within 45 minutes, please contact HuskyTech. Outlook will display the message "updating this folder" when it is syncing and "up to date" at the bottom of your Outlook screen when the mailbox is downloaded. 
 

Note

We suggest letting Outlook finish its initial download of mail before exiting. (You can minimize the window and continue using your machine while you wait.)