O365 Getting Started

Outlook will always use your Harvard email address as your login name

For all email applications and devices, your username is now the primary ("From") email address on your mailbox.
Make sure you check the "Remember my password" box when prompted to login after your email has been migrated
If you cannot access your email or calendar from your Outlook client, please contact the HUIT Service Desk at ithelp@harvard.edu or 617.495.7777 for assistance.

Access Outlook on the web

We recommend updating your bookmarks to mso.harvard.edu. From there you can launch Outlook on the web directly from the homepage by clicking the Office 365 Email & Calendar link. You can also access OWA directly at www.outlook.com/harvard.edu

It is important that you set your timezone when prompted the first time you log on to Office 365 Email & Calendar Outlook on the web. If you just click Save without changing the default, your mailbox will be set to use "(UTC) Monrovia, Reykjavik" as the time zone!

Outlook for iOS for iPhone and iPad!

HUIT recommends that you use the Microsoft Outlook for iOS App to access your Office 365 Email & Calendar. The new app was designed to work with Office 365 and provides more features and functionality than the native iOS email and calendar applications.

Not only does Outlook have more reliable calendaring, it allows you to view other calendars that are shared with you and lets you set Out of Office notifications on the go. Click here for more information.

Application and Device Configuration

Mobile Devices

  • Android Devices View
  • BlackBerry 10 Devices* using ActiveSync View
  • iPhone or iPad View
  • Surface Tablets View
  • Windows Phone view

*BlackBerry devices using BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) will need to be reconfigured by HUIT Support.


Desktop Applications

  • Apple Mail desktop application View
  • Lync Exchange Connectivity "!" fix View

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