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Office of Information Technology

Email Services


All AU faculty and staff are provided with an Office 365 email account with an address in the format of username@american.edu. Be sure to monitor what is sent to you at this address, as many important university announcements will be sent here.

We strongly urge you to take full advantage of the rich features of Office 365, a robust suite of applications that includes email and many other collaboration tools such as OneDrive and OneNote.

You can access your email in a variety of ways, including:

For assistance using your AU email, please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, helpdesk@american.edu, or AskAmericanUHelp.

 

IMAP Settings for Faculty and Staff


Incoming Server: outlook.office365.com

Encryption: SSL

Port Number: 993


Outgoing (SMTP) Server: smtp.office365.com

Use Authentication: Yes (same as incoming server)

Encryption: TLS

Port Number: 587


Links to Configuration Instructions for Popular IMAP Clients