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Set up Default Mail App on iPhone

To manually set up a new account to access your Office 365 email and calendar:

  1. From the Home screen go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Tap Add Account.
  3. Select the option for Microsoft Exchange.

    add an account
  4. Enter the following and then tap Next.
    • Email: your
    • Password: your password for your email address
    • Description: Exchange is entered automatically (you can change this if you wish)
    Email exchange login
  5. Enter the following and then tap Next.
    • Server:
    • Domain: leave blank
    • Username: your email
    • Password: your password
    Email exchange settings
  6. Turn the options to ON for the areas you'd like to sync (Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders) and then tap Save.

    select items to sync
  7. Your Exchange account now appears in the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section. Select it to view the Settings.
  8. Tap Account.
  9. Scroll down and verify that Use SSL is turned ON. and then tap Done.

    Exchange sync settings
  10. Important: Adjust the Mail days to sync (default is 3) according to your preferences and then tap Mail to return to the Mail, Contacts, Calendar settings. Some users will want to change this setting, as this default would mean only messages received in the last three days would appear in any of your folders.

    Exchange sync settings

Your iPhone or iPad should automatically send and receive mail from your Office 365 account as well as sync to the Office 365 Address Book and Calendar.

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