Control account settings in Outlook for Mac

Occasionally, incorrect information is saved in the email account for Outlook. You can check that the information is correct, and if you find something that is incorrect you can edit or update the information.

  1. Start Outlook and go to Preferences.
    Image showing where to find settings in Outlook for Mac
  2. Click on Account
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  3. Make sure that you have entered the correct information as shown below.
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Activate week numbers in Outlook for Mac

When you begin to use your calendar in Outlook, the week numbering is inactivated. If you want to activate it, you go to calendar options for Outlook.

  1. Click on the tab Outlook, in the upper menu bar.
  2. Choose Preferences.
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  3. Click on Calendar under ”other”
    Image showing the the settings for Outlook in Mac
  4. Under Calendar options you mark the box for Show week numbers.
    Image showing where to "show week numbers" in Outlook
  5. You now have week numbers in your calendar in Outlook.

Send from alias in your e-mail in Microsoft 365

  1. Create new mail
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  2. Choose Options.
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  3. Choose Show from, this field is then added.
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  4. Click on From in the mail.If it is your first time doing this, you need to state you student e-mail adress. Choose From, and then choose another e-mail adress and state your studentmail in the format:

    Next time the mail adress is going to be avaliable as an option when clicking on From.
    image showing where the email is from
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Create a response template with the help of quick parts in Outlook

In this guide we describe how to create response templates with the help of Quick Parts in Outlook, that can be inserted directly into your emails.

  1. Create a new email. You do this by choosing New Email in your inbox.
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  2. Write your email as usual.
  3. Mark the text in the email that you want to use in your response template.
  4. Go to Insert in the upper menu bar, and then click on Quick Parts.
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  5. When you have chosen Quick Parts, you then click on Save selection to Quick Part gallery…
    Image showing how to save a quick part in outlook
  6. Now you choose a name for your response template. This is the name you use later, when using your response template. Leave the remaining boxes unchanged.
  7. Click OK when you have chosen your name.
    Imgae showing the window where you name your response template
  8. Now your have created your response template, and it is ready to be used.

To use your response template, you write the name of the template in the email and click enter to insert your respond, or go to Quick Parts and insert your template from there.

Create a vote in your e-mail in Outlook with Microsoft Forms

In this guide we describe, with the help of Forms, how to create a vote directly in you email from Outlook. Note that this function is not available until you have moved your email to Microsoft 365. This is completed during fall 2022.

  1. Start by creating a new e-mail. You do this by clicking on New Email.
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  2. Write you email as usual.
  3. Go to Insert, and then choose Poll.
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  4. To the right in your window, a field is now inserted where you write your question, and the options the receiver can choose between. Choose Multiple answers if they are allowed to choose multiple options.
  5. When you are happy with your question, you click on Next.
    Image showing how you insert your question
  6. In this step you see how the vote will look in the email. If you are ready, you choose Add to email. If you want to make changes, choose Edit.
    Image showing how it looks when previewing your question
  7. When you have added the vote to the email, the question, and a link to the form is going to show. Now you can send your vote in the email.
  8. When the receiver has gotten your email, they can answer the question directly in the email. The result can easily be found with your other forms in Microsoft Forms ( or directly in Outlook if you put yourself as a copy. Then choose View result.
    Image showing how to view the result of your question

Outlook 365 email forwarding

Guides users on how to forward emails from Outlook 365.

Email for students FAQ

An FAQ about the student email.

Configure Outlook on MacOS with M365 account

1. Start Outlook and enter your emailadress.

2. Enter, ex and click Next.

3. You should now be redirected, enter you password for your UMUid and click Sign in.

4. If you have MFA activated, confirm the login on your device.

5. Your account should be ready for use, click the red button i your left corner.

Configure Outlook on your Android with M365/O365 account

1. Start with downloading Outlook in the Play Store.

2. If you have MS Authenticator installed and your UMUid is already active on your device your account should be automatically found.

If so click Add Account and Outlook should sort out the rest.
If not, jump to step 3.

3 If no account is found, there should be a question if you want to add an account, press add account.

4 Enter your UMU email address and click continue.

5 You should be redirected to an login page to Microsoft, enter your UMUid and like this:


6 If entered correctly you’ll be redirected to the login page for UMU, enter your username and password

If you have MFA activated you will be asked to open your authenticator and accept.

8 If you try to add your outlook account with the same device you have MFA on you should be asked to accept your login.

9 Open the MS Auth app and accept your login.

10 You’re done, Outlook will ask to add an additional account, just choose maybe later