The Microsoft Outlook App is available on both the Apple App Store and the Android Play Store and is a great app for checking your Webmail on a mobile device. Outlook for iOS and Android lets you manage Outlook.com and other email accounts, calendars, contacts, and files without switching between different apps.
Considerations before installing the app
To avoid issues with your outlook calendar like duplicate entries you will need to turn off Apple Mail/Calendar settings on every device that talks to your WSU email, including all iPads, iPhones and Mac laptops.
Once every Apple device has been switched to Outlook, you may find some existing calendar entries need to be fixed manually. Duplicate calendar entries may need to be deleted and reentered manually.
To turn Apple mail and calendar off, go to your iPhone/iPad Settings. Select “Mail, Contact, Calendars” in the left column. Under Accounts on the right, select your WSU email account. On the next screen that opens, turn off the calendar and email options.
Installing the app on Android
1. To install the app simply open up the Play Store (for Android) and search for 'Microsoft Outlook'. Make sure that you choose 'Microsoft Outlook' and not 'Outlook Web App', because they are separate applications. (Fig 1.)
2. After you've installed the application open it and select "Get Started". (Fig 2.)
3. Then for students enter"Starid@go.minnstate.edu" address (StarID followed by @go.minnstate.edu (email@example.com) And For Employees Enter your "Starid@minnstate.edu" address (StarID followed by @minnstate.edu (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Fig 3.)
4. After that it will redirect you to Winona State's login page where you will need to enter your StarID and password to finish setting up your account. (Fig 4.)
For Student Your username is your StarID followed by @go.minnstate.edu (email@example.com). For Faculty/Stuff Your username is your StarID followed by @minnstate.edu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Then select "Maybe Later". (Fig 5.)
6. Select "Skip" (Fig 6.)
7. One helpful tip is that in your Inbox, there are two tabs. The first is Focused Inbox which sorts your email into more important email and puts that into the Focused tab, and the other is the Other Inbox which groups the lesser important emails. (Fig 7.)
Installing the app on iPhone
- In the app store, Search for Outlook. Press Get to download. After the download is complete, click Open to open the application. (Fig 1.)
- If you have email accounts they may show up in the list provided and you can select and Add Account. If you do not see your WSU email address listed, click SKIP. (Fig 2.)
- Enter your WSU email address in the Email Address field. (Fig 3.)
- Press Add Account. (Fig 4.)
- Next you are prompted to login to Microsoft Office 365 credentials. (Fig 5.) Change the Sign in from your email address to your StardID email credentials:
For Students: StarID@go.minnstate.edu and Employees: StarID@minnstate.edu and press Next.
- Use the password for your StarID credentials. (Fig 6.)
- WSU email is required to use Multi-Factor Authentication. (Fig 7.) For more information on how to install the Microsoft Authenticator app.
- You can now view your email inbox.
- You can access your calendar by clicking on the calendar Icon.
- You can access your files on OneDrive by clicking on the files Icon.
Besides the basic uses of email there are also Calendar and File Viewer features within the app.
- You can access the Calendar by clicking the Calendar icon after hitting the drop down menu in the top left of the app. From there, you can create events and view your schedule directly. (Fig. 1)
- You can also access the files that were sent to you as attachments in your email. Click on the Files icon and it will list all the files sent to your email. (Fig. 2)