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Office 365 OkraMail Email

Delta State University OkraMail Microsoft Office 365 email account provides students with many features from Microsoft Office, including 50 Gigabytes of email storage, more security, 1 Terabyte of cloud storage, and the ability to download the entire Microsoft Office Suite on up to 5 of your personal devices for free.

Here is a short YouTube video that will provide you with more information about Office 365:
Office 365 Introduction

Training on many of the Microsoft Office Applications can be found here:
Microsoft Office Training

Security PIN requirement on Mobile Devices

  • If you already have a PIN to unlock your mobile device, you can still access to Delta State emails without making any security changes.
  • If you do NOT have a PIN to unlock your mobile device, you will be required to set a PIN to unlock your phone to access Delta State emails.

Web access to Office 365 mailbox

  1. If you use webmail to access your email, you may be require to add additional security verification.
  2. When you access your email using office 365 – portal.office365.com
  3. Enter your full okramail address and password
  4. You will see a message “Additional Info Required,” click next
  5. You will have 3 different authentication options. Please setup at least one.
  6. Authentication by Phone
  7. Authentication by Email (You need to use a non-DSU email address to receive the security code)
  8. Security Questions
  9. Follow the instructions provided onscreen
  10. Click finish to login

For your mobile or cellular device

iPhone
  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Mail
  3. Select Accounts
  4. Tap Add Account
  5. Tap Exchange
  6. Enter your Email address, Password, and a short Description (e.g. your company’s name) for your email.
  7. Tap Next
  8. Auto discover will try to find the settings you need to configure for your account. If auto discover cannot find your settings, enter the following information:
      • Server:        outlook.office365.com
      • Domain:      Leave this field blank
      • Username: Enter your full okramail address make sure that @okramail.deltastate.edu is included
        (i.e. username@okramail.deltastate.edu)
  9. Tap Next
  10. Tap Save
TIP: If your account fails to access, please verify that your password is correct.

Once connected, return to the home screen and open the Mail app — you should see your email messages, in your new inbox.  To make sure you can send messages, compose an email and send it to yourself.

Android Phones

There are many different versions of Android. We document the base version released by Google, so your device might have a slightly different set of fields.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Accounts
  3. Tap Add Account
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync or Corporate
  5. Enter your Email address and Password
  6. If you see a Domain\Username field, enter your full email address. (i.e. username@okramail.deltastate.edu)
    If Domain and Username are separate fields, enter your full email address in Username and leave Domain blank.
  7. If you see a Server field, enter outlook.office365.com
  8. Tap Next
  9. To complete auto configuration, tap OK
  10. Select the Account options you want to use. Selecting a longer sync period will show you more calendar information and email, and require more memory
  11. Tap Next
  12. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, to see the display name for your email account
    You can change the display name, here
  13. Tap Next, and you will see your inbox
TIP: If your account fails to access, please verify that your password is correct.

Your Office 365 email is now set up in your Android native mail app. To make sure you can send messages, compose an email and send it to yourself.

For any problems or issues

OIT has been testing Microsoft Office 365 for many weeks and the migration of your email should be seamless.  If for any reason, you have any questions or encounter problems, do not hesitate in contacting our helpdesk at 662-846-4444 or helpdesk@deltastate.edu