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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Email

Northwest Email

Northwest Missouri State University provides email services to faculty, staff and students.

Northwest provides electronic mail services tofaculty and staff through an in-house Microsoft Exchange service. While students have a separate email service through Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud service.

Faculty, staff and students can use the pre-loaded Microsoft Outlook software on their campus-issued notebook computers to manage their campus email.

Outlook is a personal information manager produced by Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Although used primarily as an e-mail application, it also provides a calendar, note taking and journal, task and contact management.

Northwest's Information Technology (IT) department, in an effort to help campus users take advantage of and understand this powerful communication, educational and professional tool, provides basic how-to guide information on how to use Outlook, Faculty, Staff, Misc. Email, and Student Email (Office 365).

Student Email 

Detailed information on Office 365 (Student Email) and SkyDrive (Student Personal File Storage) can be found here:

Faculty, Staff and Campus Organization Email

Faculty, Staff, Misc. Email and Mobile Phones

If you want to set up your Faculty, Staff, Misc. Email on your mobile phone, here is the information you need to know:

Note: If you do not have the Exchange (or ActiveSync) option on your smart phone, please call the Information Technology (IT) Help Desk at 660.562.1634 for assistance.

Accessing your email settings on smart phones can vary depending on the operating system (OS) and phone model, so please view your phone’s instruction manual or its manufacturer’s web site instructions before attempting to set up your email on your smart phone. Here is one example of where to find the Exchange (ActiveSync) account on an iPhone (also applicable for iPad and iPod touch):

Note: To modify your exchange settings, select Settings, select Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, select your Exchange account and then select Account Info.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2010 Guides

The following 2010 Microsoft Office Quick Reference guides ( are created by Custom Guide, Inc. ( and are used by Client Computing with the permission of Custom Guide, Inc.

According to Custom Guide, the following printable quick references are yours to use, distribute, and share at Northwest Missouri State University for educational, not-for-profit purposes. Custom Guide materials may not be used, copied or distributed for commercial purposes. Custom Guide materials must also always be properly attributed to Custom Guide Inc. as the copyright holder.

Note: Custom Guide, Inc. provides a wide array of Microsoft Office and Windows training services and materials, including online training. If interested in other Custom Guide training, please see their web site at:

More Outlook 2013 and 2010 Guides

More Outlook 2010 Guides


Older Outlook Help Guides


2007 Outlook Guides

Outlook 2007 Quick "Web Page" Guides

Northwest Web Email Guides (Faculty, Staff, Misc.)

Other Guides


Need Help?

If you need further email assistance and have questions that the guides do not answer, contact the Information Technology-Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634.

All Microsoft images/icons/text used in the following documentation are owned and copyrighted to Microsoft Corporation and used by Northwest Missouri State University with Microsoft's permission for educational purposes.