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Configure Mac Mail With Microsoft Exchange

The following will help you setup your Microsoft Exchange email account with Mac Mail.

Note: Exchange only runs with the 10.6 or above OS (operating system) If you're unsure about what OS you're running, select the Apple icon located in the top left hand corner and then About This Mac. 

  1. Open the Mail application from either the dock or your Applications folder.
  2. If this is the first time you have opened Mac Mail then the setup window will appear asking you to "Choose a Mail account provider...". If it is not the first time then you will have to click on "Mail" in the menu bar and click on "Add Account...".
  3. Choose "Exchange" and click "Continue".
  4. Enter your Name, PSU Email Address in the form of "abc123@ag.psu.edu", and your AG Password and click "Sign In".
  5. Choose the items you wish to sync with your Mac and click "Done".
  6. You should have email showing up in Mac Mail.

 

Note: How To Access your Address Book (Exchange) Contacts

If you checked to set up Address Book contacts, you can open the "Contacts" application from either the dock or your Applications folder. Your contacts are in alphabetical order there. To access contacts in the Exchange Global Address List, While in the Contacts Application choose "View" from the menu bar and click "Show Groups". You will notice an extra area that will pop out from the left hand side. Click on "Exchange Global Address List" and search for the name that you are looking for.

Important: You can access your personal contacts from inside a new message but you cannot access the Global Address Book.

Note: How To Access your (Exchange) calendar

If you checked the set up calendars, you can open the "Calendar" application from either the dock or your Applications folder. Your Exchange calendar should appear inside the Application. It may take some time to populate your calendar, depending on the connection speed and number of items it has to import.