HOW TO: Connect to Office 365 on Linux

This document explains how to connect to the Office 365 service. 

Important: Use of Linux/Evolution is not supported and therefore the Help Desk will not be able to provide any type of troubleshooting. Use these instructions as a general overview for connecting your Office 365 account. 

To configure the Evolution client to access the Office 365 environment, follow the steps below. Note that these instructions use Evolution 3.6.2 and the evolution-ews plugin version 3.6. 

  1. If you have not already done so, install the evolution-ews package using your favorite package manager. This document assumes evolution-ews version 3.6. Mileage may vary on other versions. 
  2. Launch Evolution 
  3. Add a new account by going to Edit | Preferences and choose Add from the Mail Accounts menu. 
  4. Click Continue 
  5. Enter your name as you'd like it to appear and "username@clemson.edu" or "first.lastname@clemson.edu" for Email Address, click Continue 
  6. The account information screen will find incorrect information. Click Go Back 
  7. On the resulting window, enter the following information for each field:
    Server Type: Exchange Web Services 
    Username:username@clemson.edu 
    Host URL: https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx 
    Note: for further server/account details, see - Settings.  
    Click Fetch URL 
  8. You will be prompted for your password. Enter your Clemson password. 
  9. Host URL and OAB URL should be successfully discovered. Click Continue 
  10. Click Continue to accept Receiving Options 
  11. Enter any name for the account, and click Continue 
  12. Click Apply 
  13. If prompted, enter your Clemson password once more. 
  14. Setup is complete. Email and calendar data will take some time to sync. 

Exchange/Active Sync Configuration Parameters 
Account Settings 

Email Address 
username@clemson.edu  

Password 
Clemson password 

User Name 
username@clemson.edu 

Domain 
clemson.edu

Incoming Server 
office365.com *

Security Type 
TLS or STARTTLS or TLS (STARTTLS) 

Outgoing Server 
office365.com *

Service Account Settings 

Email Address 
username.clemson.edu

Password
Service Account password 

User Name
username@clemson.edu 

Domain 
clemson.edu

Incoming Server 
office365.com *

Security Type 
TLS or STARTTLS or TLS (STARTTLS) 

Outgoing Server 
office365.com *

IMAP4/POP3/SMTP Configuration Parameters 

* If setting up your account to use IMAP4/POP3/SMTP, use the following settings (Note: POP3 is not recommended): 

 

  Server Name   

  Port   

Encryption Method 

IMAP4 

office365.com

993 

SSL 

POP3 

office365.com

995 

SSL 

SMTP 

office365.com

587 

TLS 

 

 

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