Macintosh Support - Email and Network Shares

You can use a Mac to access your university email and certain other network resources. 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 web-based access and Outlook 2011 for Mac. Other mail clients such as older versions of Outlook, Entourage, Apple Mail (built-in to OS X), and Eudora are not supported.


Web Browser - 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 Safari or Firefox) and go to

Outlook 2011  - This option is available to faculty and staff only. Outlook 2011 is an email program specifically designed to interoperate with Microsoft's Exchange email server. As Exchange has become the UM standard for email, Outlook 2011 provides the best option for Exchange functionality and features on the Mac. Outlook 2011 is included in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, which is available at no charge for any University owned computer.  Copies of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for personally owned computers may be purchased through the Microsoft Home Use Program.  UMKC offers detailed instructions on setting up Outlook 2011 on campus or at home.