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Exchange: Mail for macOS

This article is designed to guide macOS users through the process of configuring the Mac Mail program to access their Exchange account for email and calendaring.

Adding Exchange Account

  1. Open Mac Mail 
  2. Open the Accounts Menu
  3. Select Exchange from the provider options on the right side of the page.
  4. Enter your name in the Name field and Exchange email address in the Email Address field.
  5. The next screen to come up will ask you to sign into your Exchange account using Microsoft. Instead, click the Configure Manually button.
  6. Input your Exchange email account password into the Password field and then click Sign In.
  7. Select which services you would like to sync from your Exchange account to your Macintosh by clicking the check boxes next to the appropriate service. You will need to have Mail selected, at least. The other checked services will sync with the appropriate system applications on your Macintosh. Click Done when finished.
  8. All Done! Close Internet Accounts window.
  9. Internet Accounts window with both Webmail and Exchange accounts

Removing Webmail Account

Note: Please consult CASIT before removing your Webmail account if you need assistance with making sure contacts, calendar events, notes, etc. are saved and transferred correctly.

  1. Open Mac Mail
  2. Open the Accounts Menu
  3. Select the Webmail account from your list of accounts and then click the  button at the bottom-left side of the window.
  4. Confirm the account deletion by clicking the OK button.
  5. All Done! Close Internet Accounts window.
    Internet Accounts window after webmail account is removed

Note: If your webmail account has a large number of messages and attachments, it may take a few minutes to remove the account, during which time you will not be able to access your mailbox or close the Internet Accounts window.

Links to Additional Content

  • Exchange Setup