There are two methods for accessing emails from a desktop PC, through a web browser and through an email client such as outlook. This document will outline how to connect to your office 365 based email using these methods.
Method 1 – Webmail:
This method uses a web browser to gain quick access to your emails.
Step 1 - Open your web browser (internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) and navigate to - https://portal.office.com/ .
You will be presented with the screen below:
Step 2 – Enter your login credentials, this should be your full email address and the password previously provided to you.
Contact Avalon IT if unknown.
Step 3 – Once logged in you will see all of your available apps as “tiles” these will vary depending on your license type. Choose Mail to view your email.
Step 4 – If this is the first time using webmail you will be presented with some regional and time zone options. Change these to your appropriate settings.
Step 5 - You will now see your inbox and all of your mail.
Method 2 – Mail Client (Outlook)
The second method is preferably used when you will be using one machine for a long period of time, as it provides simpler access and more advanced features.
Step 1 –When you open outlook the first time after the migration has taken place you will presented with the following wizard to setup outlook again.
Step 2 – After clicking next you will need to fill in the relevant information including your email address and password.
Step 3 – You will be presented with an additional login box, this time for windows security, make sure that your email address is entered correctly into the first box (you may need to delete the info that is entered here by default) and confirm your password in the second. You also want to tick the remember my credentials box just below this before you press OK.
Step 4 - Outlook should now open and your mail will begin to download starting with the newest emails.