Office 365 Email Setup on PC

This article will walk you through the steps to set up your student email on your laptop/desktop using Microsoft Outlook.

Before proceeding with the steps below, you will need to have Microsoft Office 365 installed on your computer.  Download and installation instructions can be located here: Installing Microsoft Office 365 on a PC for Students

Please note that Windows 10 Mail is not currently supported due to security concerns.

1. Click the Windows button at the bottom-left of your screen and look for Outlook

Opening Outlook

2. Click "Accept" to agree to the Microsoft Office License Agreement

First things first

3. Enter your CSUF email address and click "Advanced options". Check the "Let me set up my account manually option"

the email should be in this format: [email protected]

Welcome to Outlook

4. Select Microsoft Office 365

Choose account type screen

5. The CSUF Student Authentication age will pop up. Enter your CSUF email address and password and click "Sign In"

CSUF Student Authentication Page

6. You'll be prompted to authenticate with Duo.

Duo push notification

Remember you can use Other options to choose another way to authenticate with Duo.

7. Click "Yes" to add this account to Windows for easier sign ins. Otherwise, click "Skip for now"

Add this account to Windows

8. Wait for your device to be registered and policy to be applied

Hold on while we register

9. Click "Done"

You are all set

10. Un-check the box to "Set up Outlook Mobile on my phone, too" and click OK

Account setup is complete

11. You're all done. It may take a few minutes for Outlook to download your emails

Need additional help?

Contact the Student IT helpdesk at (657)278-8888 or [email protected]