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Setup Mail, Calendars, Contacts and Notes OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10.14 (Mojave)

This article refers to Exchange Email and Calendaring. If you're looking for Office 365 Email and Calendaring, see: [istcontrib:Office 365 - Email and Calendaring Landing Page].

If you're not sure which system you're using, see: [istcontrib:How do I tell if my email and calendaring data is on the Exchange On Prem Server or using Office 365?]

Instructions uses Contacts to store and access contact information.

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu in the upper-left of the screen and select System Preferences.

    Apple > System preferences screen

  2. From the System Preferences window, select Internet Accounts.

    System preferences screen

  3. In the following window, select Exchange from the right-hand column.


  4. On the following screen enter your information:
    • Name: Your Full Name
    • Email address:

  5. Then you will be prompted to enter your MIT Password as well. Enter it and click Continue.

  6. You're prompted to sign in to your Exchange account using Microsoft. Click Sign In.

    Enter password screen

  7. Select the applications you wish to synchronize with MIT's Exchange environment and select Add Account.

    Account settings screen

  8. Your account now shows up in the left-hand column. Email messages, contacts, calendar appointments, and notes will begin to populate the Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Notes applications (respectively) upon first launch.
    Select applications screen

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Last Modified:

June 17, 2021

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