Email Setup: Outlook Desktop Client for Windows Personally Owned Devices

Article Type: How To


  • How do I setup Outlook desktop client on my computer?

Instructions for setting up Outlook desktop client for windows on personally owned devices.

Note: For university owned devices use instructions, Setup Outlook Desktop Client for Windows University Owned Devices


  • Step 1) Open Outlook desktop client.
    • Step 1b) If Outlook opens to an old profile, use the following steps - otherwise skip to Step 2
      • Use the Start Menu to browse to Control Panel
      • Click the icon for Mail
      • Click Show Profiles
      • Click Add... and give it a new name (example: Shared Tenant), click Next and then Finish
      • Under Always use this profile, choose the new profile from the dropdown menu and click OK
      • Close Outlook and re-open
  • Step 2) Enter your email address (if needed)
    • Employees:
    • Students:

  • Step 3) Enter your MinnState username:
    • Employees:
    • Students:
  • Select Remember my credentials to save credentials.
  • Enter your StarID password.

  • It may take some time to update all your Outlook folders. You can view the status located at the bottom right of the Outlook window.

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