University of California, Riverside

Office 365

Configure Outlook for Mac

Configuring Outlook for Office 365

Your e-mail address will remain unchanged. People may still send mail to your and e-mail addresses.

Note: Please review the sessions timeout lengths as documented by Microsoft Modern auth tokens are good for 14 days, or up to 90 days with continuous use.

Configure UCR's Global Address Book!

  • Once Office is installed you will see the Outlook icon on your Dock


Outlook logo
  • On the setup page, click Add Account.
For existing users

Create a new profile in the Mail control panel. Do not to delete the old profile for Exchange. The old profile should remain so any local configurations can be accessed is a restore is necessary.

Add account
  • Click the account type, "Exchange or Office 365" to add your UCR email.

Add an account for the first time
Enter your account information, and click Add Account.
  • E-mail address =
  • Method = User Name and Password
  • User name =
  • UCR NetID password
  • De-check "Configure automatically" 
  • Server =
Enter your account information
If a pop up box asking 'Allow or "Deny' of select 'Allow'.  

Your Office 365 account has now been added and should display on the left pane.

Update your settings with account description and full name.

The green button by the newly added account means Outlook is gathering your files.

Accounts you add will show up in the left pane

When logging into your Office 365 account through the client, you will be prompted for your CAS credentials (UCR Net ID and password). 

Importing Rules

For those who exported rules, you can now use Office 2016 to import rules. Please see the Microsoft Support page on Importing and Exporting Rules


Configure UCR's Global Address Book

Follow the instructions below to configure the global address book for UCR employees on your Outlook for Mac 2016 desktop client. 

1. From the Tools menu, select 'Accounts...' Outlook 2016 - UCR Global Address Book - Accounts
2. In the resulting accounts window, near the bottom, click the '+' sign and choose 'Directory Service...' Outlook 2016 - UCR Global Address Book - Directory Service

3. In the resulting window, enter: 
LDAP Server:
Uncheck the 'Override...' and 'Use SSL...' checkboxes
The port number should be 389

Click 'Add Account'

Outlook 2016 - UCR Global Address Book - Server Info

4. Back at the Accounts window, enter: 
Account description: UCR LDAP

Click 'Advanced...' button at the bottom

Outlook 2016 - UCR Global Address Book - Advanced

5. Enter the following:
Search base: ou=persons,dc=ucr,dc=edu

Click 'OK'

Outlook 2016 - UCR Global Address Book - Search Options
6. Close the Accounts window  

You should now be able to type a portion of someone’s name or address in a new message, and after a few moments, suggestions from the campus LDAP server should be provided.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012