There are several ways to access your Office 365 account from off campus.

Outlook Web App (OWA)

OWA is web-based e-mail for Office 365. OWA can be used from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser. The University's OWA login website is: https://office365.uiowa.edu.

E-mail Clients

Mobile
You can use a variety of mobile devices with various apps to check your Office 365 account. Instructions for setting up your device can be found on this ITS support article: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/101199

Windows or Mac
You can use a variety of applications to access your Office 365 account. Instructions for setting up your device can be found on this ITS support article: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/104970.  If you have trouble connecting, you may need to connect to the VPN the first time you configure your client from off campus.

Remote Desktop

If your computer at work has a Windows operating system you can access it using Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop allows you to access your computer on campus and use it as if you were sitting in front of the actual computer. You can then launch Outlook on your remote computer to access your Office 365 account.  To configure Remote Desktop reference the ITS support center: https://its.uiowa.edu/remoteDesktop

Virtual Desktop

If you cannot use any of the above options to access your Office 365 account from off campus, you may be able to use the Virtual Desktop. To access the Virtual Desktop service reference the ITS support center: https://its.uiowa.edu/virtualDesktop

Article number: 
311
Last updated: 
January 9, 2019