Why can’t I use a third-party mail application with my school/work email?
Protecting the data on your personal mobile devices is extremely important. To reduce security risks, all unsupported email applications (Apple Mail, Mailbird, Thunderbird, etc.) have been disabled. The only approved mail application is Microsoft Outlook. You can access your email by signing into Outlook through the web or through the Outlook 365 application on your personal devices.
Why have we disabled third-party mail applications?
When you give third-party apps and services access to your information, it can weaken your security and privacy. Third-party apps often have access to your online accounts and personal information and may have excessive permissions. These apps can also get hacked.
Unsupported apps could potentially:
- Give an attacker unauthorized access to your computer/device
- Copy and store your data on their servers
- Share your data with other parties
- Make it hard to delete your data
- Change how the app functions without notifying you
Why is Outlook the preferred/approved mail application?
Outlook for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android provides users with the fast, intuitive email and calendar experience that users expect from a modern mobile app, while being the only app to provide support for the best features of Microsoft Office 365.
- For an introduction to Outlook, please click here.
- For an overview of Outlook Calendar, please click here.
- For information on accessing your school/work email through Outlook, please click here.
- For a walkthrough that details how to install Office 365 on your personal device, please click here.
- For a walkthrough that details how to sign in to your Office 365 account on the web, please click here.