Effective February 22, 2022, security improvements will be made to the university email system to disable basic authentication.  Please update your email client to use modern authentication. 


Additional security measures such as Two-Step Login require an updated login experience.

Basic Authentication requests only a username and password and is not compatible with two-step login. Below is an example of Basic Authentication:

Basic Authentication


Modern Authentication is built with additional security factors. Many technologies, such as accessing Office 365 email via a web browser, have already transitioned to modern authentication. Other methods, such as accessing Office 365 via the desktop Outlook application, are in the process of upgrading to modern authentication. Below is an example of Modern Authentication:

Modern Authentication


Related Information:


Switching to the Outlook Mobile App

Configuring Your Email Client for Office 365

Connect to Office 365 Email and Calendar on Your Mobile Device

Alternative Mobile Device Clients


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December 3, 2021