University Of Edinburgh Email

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University Of Edinburgh Email

Comprehensive documentation on how to access and use the University’s Office 365 email and calendar services as well as set up accounts in client software (such as Outlook) or on a mobile device.

Access your Office 365 email & calendar via a web browser (Recommended)

Log in at and click the App Launcher button at the top-left to choose either your email inbox or calendar.

This is the method the University recommends above all others as users log directly into the service instead of via a third-party client, thereby providing the most accurate and up-to-date access.

Connecting to Office 365 email & calendar via client software

Windows PC clients Apple Mac clients Mobile clients Other clients
Outlook 2013/2016 on University-supported desktop

Outlook 2013/2016 on a personal device

Thunderbird (Email only)

Windows 8 Mail (Desktop)

Windows 10 Mail (Desktop)

Mail & Calendar

Outlook 2011

Outlook 2016

Thunderbird (Email only)

iPhone or iPad

Google Android

Windows 8 Mail (Phone)

Generic connection details for Office 365

PLEASE NOTE: Due to various technical difficulties, Mozilla Thunderbird is no longer supported by the University for use with Office 365 calendars. Please use the web interface.


Information on various email-related services around the University for staff, students, visitors and alumni.

The University provides two email services:

Office 365 email: This is used by staff and postgraduate researchers in some schools and all undergraduates and taught postgraduates.

Staffmail: This is used by staff and postgraduate researchers in some schools.

The links below show you how to access your email and set it up on computers, tablets, and phones. To check which email service you use, please use the lookup tool.

Email Lookup

Email for staff and students on Office 365

University email, calendar and contacts for staff and students on Office 365.

Email for staff and students on Office 365

Email on Staffmail

A mail service provided to some members of staff and research postgraduate students of the University.