Before you configure your Exchange account to the WIndows 10 device, be sure to confirm your credentials by logging in at exchange.syr.edu. If you need to manage your account credentials, do so on our netid self service page.
A reminder that your mailbox itself is managed by your department specific IT personnel. Their contact information can be found here. Feel free to also call us at 315-443-2677 with any questions or if you require further assistance.
Configuring Your Account to the Windows 10 Mail App
Step 1: Open the mail client
The mail client can be opened by selecting the mail app in the tile section of the start menu or by searching "mail" in the Windows 10 search box.
Step 2: Click "Get Started"
If it is your first time in the app select "Get Started". If you already have an account setup in the application, it will be listed and you click the add account button.
Step 3: Select Exchange Account
Proper configuration of your Exchange account requires that you select "Exchange" as the type of account you'd like to setup.
Step 4: Enter Your Email and Password
Enter your full email address (email@example.com) and click next.
Next you'll need to enter your password and click "Sign-in".
You'll then be prompted with a Windows 10 security screen asking to make your PC more secure. Clicking on "Enforce these policies" is required to configure the account.
Note: If you are getting an error, please verify your password at netid.syr.edu. Also ensure that you are using your full email address as the account name. If you get an indication that a mailbox has not been setup please contact your home school, or you can contact the ITS Help Desk at 315-443-2677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours of Operation
As long as your credentials are correct and you have a valid internet connection you'll have indication that the account configuration was successful.
Click "Done" and you will be returned to the account list page which should now list your Exchange account (and any previously configured accounts).
Select your account and enjoy.
Deleting Your Account from the Windows 10 Mail App
Step 1: In the Mail App Open the Settings Menu
Open the Windows 10 Mail app and enter your account. You'll want to select the settings button which will be a small gear symbol at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Select Your Account
In the settings menu select "Accounts".
Next, select the account you wish to delete from the list of synced accounts.
Step 3: Delete the Account
Once you are on the account management page, select "Delete account".
You'll need to click the "Delete" button at the bottom of the next prompt to verify that this is the action you'd like to take.
Next you'll be prompted with a Windows 10 security screen asking to make your PC more secure. Clicking on "Enforce these policies" is required to delete the account.
Your account is now deleted from the Windows 10 mail app.