[Exchange] How can I set up Apple Mail and Calendar to connect to the UNC Exchange service?

An Apple computer running OS X 10.6 or newer is required to experience full Exchange support: mail, contacts and calendar synchronization. If you wish to only access your Exchange mail account, you simply need a Mac that includes Apple Mail version 4.0 or higher.

Note:

  • The instructions below are based on:
    • OS X 10.10.5, Apple Mail version 8.2, and Calendar 8.0.
      • If you configure Apple Mail 8.2 you can choose to configure calendar at the same time. There is no need to use the Calendar instructions unless you want to use Calendar Only.
      • If you are are using OS X 10.9 these instructions should be similar.
    • OS X 10.6, Apple Mail version 4.5, and iCal.
      • If you are are using OS X 10.7 or 10.8 these instructions should be similar.

Configure

Version 8.2 on OS X 10.10.x

  1. Launch Apple Mail. If you are starting Mail for the first time, the setup wizard will guide you through setting up your account. If you have used Mail previously to access a mail account, select Mail > Preferences from the menu bar.
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  2. Within Mail Preferences, select Accounts.
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  3. Near the bottom of the Accounts pane, select the plus (+) sign to add an account.
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  4. Choose the account type radio button by Exchange. Click Continue.
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  5. Enter the information as you are prompted into the appropriate fields, including your name, email address (as your_onyen@ad.unc.edu), your onyen password. Click Continue.
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  6. You will see an Account Summary page, Click Continue.
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  7. After your Exchange account is verified, you can select which Apps to sync, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders. By default none are selected to sync. You will need to choose, we recommend choosing mail, contacts, and calendar. You can turn any of these options off at any time.
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  8. Click Done.
  9. In this case since, Mail, Contacts, and Calendar was chosen. These apps will be configured and will begin synchronizing with Exchange.

Version 4.5 on OS X 10.6

  1. Launch Apple Mail. If you are starting Mail for the first time, the setup wizard will guide you through setting up your account. If you have used Mail previously to access a mail account, select Mail > Preferences from the menu bar.
  2. Within Mail Preferences, select Accounts.
  3. Near the bottom of the Accounts pane, select the plus (+) sign to add an account.
  4. Enter the information as you are prompted into the appropriate fields, including your name, email address (as it is listed in the campus directory http://dir.unc.edu), your user name (Onyen) and password (Onyen password).
  5. Select Continue.
  6. After your Exchange account is verified, you can select to sync Address Book contacts and iCal calendars. By default mail, contacts, and calendar are all selected for syncing. You can turn any of these options off at any time.
  7. Click Create.
  8. Apple Mail is configured and will begin synchronizing with Exchange.

version 8.x

  1. Launch Apple Calendar. If you are starting Calendar for the first time, the setup wizard will guide you through setting up your account. If you have used iCal previously to access a mail account, select Calendar > Preferences from the menu bar.
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  2. Within Calendar Preferences, select Accounts.
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  3. Near the bottom of the Accounts pane, select the plus (+) sign to add an account.
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  4. Choose the account type radio button by Exchange. Click Continue.
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  5. Enter the information as you are prompted into the appropriate fields, including your name, email address (as your_onyen@ad.unc.edu), your onyen password. Click Continue.
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  6. You will see an Account Summary page, Click Continue.
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  7. After your Exchange account is verified, you can select which Apps to sync, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders. By default none are selected to sync. You will need to choose just calendar if you want to setup Calendar only. You can turn any of these options off at any time. Click Done.
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  8. In this case since, Mail and Contacts where already chosen because they were already configured using Apple Mail. Calendar was chosen since Calendar is being configured. These apps will be configured and will begin synchronizing with Exchange. Note: you can choose to only setup Calendar with out using Apple Mail.

iCal

  1. Launch Apple iCal. If you are starting iCal for the first time, the setup wizard will guide you through setting up your account. If you have used iCal previously to access a mail account, select iCal > Preferences from the menu bar.
  2. Within iCal Preferences, select Accounts.
  3. Near the bottom of the Accounts pane, select the plus (+) sign to add an account.
  4. On the Accounts Pane, Select the dropdown menu for Account Type.
    • Choose Exchange 2007 from the dropdown menu for Account Type.
    • Enter the information as you are prompted into the appropriate fields, including your name, email address (as it is listed in the campus directory http://dir.unc.edu), and your password (Onyen password).
  5. Click Create.
  6. Apple iCal is configured and will begin synchronizing with Exchange.
    Note: It will take a few minutes for the account to synchronize.Server settings will look like the following: