Sign into SFU Mail on Desktop


This article describes how to sign into SFU Mail on Outlook Desktop (Windows and Mac).



This article describes how to sign into SFU Mail on Outlook Desktop (Windows and Mac).

Note: Outlook Desktop is part of Microsoft 365, which is only available to current SFU staff, faculty and students. Alternatively, Outlook on Web Browser is available to all SFU Mail users.


Download and Install

Based on your device, select one of the following to download Outlook Desktop:


Install the Microsoft 365 Apps at

Visit the M365 Portal

Prefer a guide? See Getting Started with Microsoft 365 at SFU.


Install Outlook for Mac on the App Store.

Download Outlook for Mac

Using an SFU-managed device? Try installing through Software Center on your device. You may need to contact your local IT representative for installation assistance.


Sign In

To sign into SFU Mail on Outlook Desktop:

  1. Launch Outlook and enter your SFU Email, Then, select Connect.
    Note: If you're not prompted to connect, see Add Another Account to Outlook below.
    Outlook welcom sign in
  2. If you are prompted to select an account type, select Microsoft 365. Otherwise, skip this step.Select your account type
  3. Enter your SFU Computing ID and password, then select Sign In. If you are enrolled in MFA, you'll be asked to enter your MFA code.
    SFU CAS Sign in SFU MFA Sign in
  4. Select Done.Outlook Account Added Confirmation
  5. Congratulations! You've signed into SFU Mail on Outlook Desktop.Outlook Home Screen


For a list of available guides, see SFU Mail - How-To Guides or Microsoft Training Center on Outlook for Windows and Mac (Videos).


Set up as Another Account

To set up as another account on Outlook Desktop:

Windows Mac
  1. Launch Outlook and go to the File tab on the top-left corner.Outlook Home Tab
  1. Launch Outlook and go to the Tool tab on the top-left corner. Then, select Accounts...
    Outlook Tool Tab
  1. Select Add Account.Outlook File Tab
  1. Select the + (plus symbol) on the bottom-left corner. Then, select Add Email Account.
    Outlook Add Account (iOS)
  1. Follow the steps as shown on your desktop. If you would like a guide, start at Step 1 from the Sign In guide above.


Other Sign in Methods

Below are various how-to guides on signing into SFU Mail through desktop applications:

SFU recommends using Outlook to ensure a seamless experience with the rest of the SFU Microsoft 365 environment. Other applications are available to your preferences, however, support may be limited.




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