Macintosh Support - Email and Network Shares

You can access your university email and certain other network resources on a Mac. Instructions below assume your Mac already has a working Internet connection. For help connecting to the Internet from off campus, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).


The two supported methods of checking UMKC email are via a web browser and Outlook 2016 for Mac. Other mail clients such as older versions of Outlook, Entourage, Apple Mail (built-in to macOS), and Thunderbird are not supported.


Web Access - This is by far the easiest way for students, faculty and staff to check UMKC email on a Mac. Open a web browser (we recommend Firefox or Safari) and go to

Outlook 2016 for Mac  - This standalone email client is part of tthe Micorsoft Office 2016 for Mac suite of protuctivity tools. Outlook 2016 for Mac is available and supported for faculty and staff on university-owned Macs. As Exchange is the UM standard for faculty and staff email, Outlook 2016 is the only standalone email app supported for Mac. Licenses for Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 for personally owned computers may be purchased through the Microsoft Home Use Program