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Setting Up Windows 8 Mail for Exchange

Follow these steps to set up Windows 8 Mail to access your UCSD Exchange account.

Before you start, ensure that:

  • You have setup a Microsoft account in Windows 8.
  • You have your Active Directory (AD) username and password. Your username is usually the first part of your UCSD email address (before the @ symbol). If you forgot your password, you can reset it.
  • You have an Exchange account in the UCSD Campus Exchange Organization.

Microsoft Exchange

If your e-mail account has been migrated, change the following in your e-mail client:

  • Username (full and official UCSD e-mail address): username@ucsd.edu
  • Incoming server: outlook.office365.com

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Open Mail Setup

  • Click the Mail tile in the Start screen to open the Mail program
  • Press Windows key + I on the keyboard to open Mail settings
  • Select Accounts

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Add an Exchange account

  • Select Outlook to add an Exchange account.

    Add an account

Enter account information

  • Select Show more details
  • Enter your UCSD email address in the Email address field
  • Enter mail.ucsd.edu in the Server address field
  • Enter ad.ucsd.edu in the Domain field
  • Enter your AD username in the Username field
  • Enter your AD password in the Password field
  • Click Connect to add the account

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