Adding Your Work Email to Your Smart Phone

 

                                  

The wildfires in the North Bay and Outlook seem like different topics, but I’ve found them to be related due to my recent experiences of working with both my father and nephew recover from these fires. They were evacuated early on, and luckily they are fine and their homes are also, but along the way, they both experienced the difficulty of not having access to their computers.

This removed a major communication tool in their lives, especially in their work lives. Both of them still had access to personal email through their phones, but neither had ever added their work email. They didn’t know what their workplaces were communicating about coming into work, or even whether or not their workplaces still existed.

Hopefully, you haven’t been directly affected by these wildfires, but all of us should be concerned about earthquakes creating the same communication issues. The Great California ShakeOut is coming on October 19th as a reminder of the fact that we are waiting for a when not if when it comes to earthquakes.

To better prepare for an event in which your phone becomes your main link to your workplace, here are the steps to add your mailbox to your iPhone or Android Device.

iPhone Directions:

These directions come from Microsoft’s website.

Click here to learn how to use the iOS Mail App (Apple’s native email app) for your Office365 account. Be sure to use the Office 365 for work or school tab.

Once you’ve added your mailbox, you have the options to add other items related to your mailbox like Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes.

Click here to learn how to use the Outlook app for iOS for your Office365 account.

Android Directions:

These directions come from Microsoft’s website.

Click here to learn how to use Gmail for your Office365 account.

Click here to learn how to use Samsung’s email app for your Office365 account.

Click here to learn how to use Outlook for Android for your Office365 account.

 

NOTE: Your email address should be your Office 365 school account. Such as firstinitiallastname@academyart.edu or firstinitiallastnameandanumber@i.art.edu or firstinitiallastnameandanumber@art.edu

If you’re prompted to enter server settings, enter the following:

  • Email: your full email address
  • Server: outlook.office365.com
  • Username: your full email address
  • Password: email account password