The preferred methods for connecting to Office 365 are the Outlook Web Application with a web browser and the Microsoft Outlook clients for Windows and OS X.  These methods deliver the best level of functionality with the Office 365 services.

UW-Madison researched client functionality extensively and published a detailed ‘grid’ of client compatibility and functionality. Find that document here, in the DoIT Knowledgebase (link opens in new tab).

Browser Access

You can connect to Office 365 from any internet connected computer.

  1. Open your preferred browser and go to
  2. Login in using your full e-mail address as your username and your UWSA network password.

Mail Clients


  • Email address or Username: your UWSA email, ex:
  • Password: your UWSA email password
  • Incoming mail server:
IMAP Email clients
  • Incoming mail server port: 587
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
  • Incoming (IMAP) and outgoing (SMTP) security type: one of the following
    • TLS

Configuring Popular Mobile Email Applications

The Exchange server is