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Email - Office 365

The quickest way to check your CC email is to use Outlook Web Access (no setup required). You can simply go to the Colorado College homepage, scroll to the bottom, and click "Check Email."

Colorado College is gradually transitioning to hosting email on Microsoft's Office 365 service.  Students and Alumni are all on Office 365, and some offices and departments are as well (transition is voluntary).

See below Office 365 email settings (students, alumni, and some employees)


* Important note regarding the username field for all these setups: username is not the same as email address.  Examples:
  • student John Doe has email address John.Doe@coloradocollege.edu and username j_doe.  In this field, he would type j_doe@coloradocollege.edu.  
  • employee Jane Doe has email address Jane.Doe@coloradocollege.edu, and username jdoe.  In this field, she would type jdoe@coloradocollege.edu.
Also, remember that it must always be username@coloradocollege.edu - if you get to a second screen in your setup that strips out the @coloradocollege, you need to add it back

Recommended: Exchange setup

  • Account type: Exchange
  • Server: outlook.office365.com
  • Domain: leave blank if asked
  • Username:username@coloradocollege.edu
    • student example: j_doe@coloradocollege.edu
    • employee example: jdoe@coloradocolleg.edu
  • Password: your CC network account password
Setup guide with screenshots for iPhones / iPads
Setup guide with screenshots for Android

If Exchange is not an option: IMAP setup

  • Account type: IMAP
  • Server: outlook.office365.com
  • Port: 993
  • Encryption: SSL
  • Authentication: Password (NTLM will not work)
  • Username:username@coloradocollege.edu
    • student example: j_doe@coloradocollege.edu
    • employee example: jdoe@coloradocolleg.edu
  • Password: your CC network account password

Not recommended: POP setup

  • Account type: POP
  • Incoming server:outlook.office365.com
    • Port: 995
    • Encryption: SSL
  • Outgoing (smtp) server:smtp.office365.com
    • Port: 587
    • Encryption: TLS
  • Username:username@coloradocollege.edu
    • student example: j_doe@coloradocollege.edu
    • employee example: jdoe@coloradocolleg.edu
  • Password: your CC network account password

Troubleshooting:

I'm on a Mac using Safari. I click on the Student Email link but when I try to enter my username and password, I get this message about "Can't establish a secure connection" like the one in the picture below:

Safari security error Office 365 students

This probably means you have a browser that is older and unable to access Office 365.

If you have OSX 10.5, you're limited in the upgrades you can install until you upgrade your Operating System to a newer version of Mac OSX. We have a workaround until you're able to upgrade your system: install Firefox 16.0.2