Set up your device

Set up your device

for your University email 

Due to the wide range of devices in use, we can't provide step-by-step instructions for every one. The basic configuration instructions below will work for most though.

Basic configuration instructions

On your device, open your preferred email app and set up a new account using 'Exchange'.

Enter the following details:

  • Username: your University email address 
    • Research student? Use your @research.gla.ac.uk address
    • Apostrophe in your email address? Leave it out.
  • Password: your GUID password
  • Server name (if prompted): outlook.office365.com

Further information from Microsoft

macOS and OS X Mail

Set up a new Exchange account and enter BOTH of the following:


IMAP clients

Incoming IMAP

  • Server name: outlook.office365.com
  • Port: 993
  • Encryption method: SSL

Outgoing SMTP

  • Server name: smtp.office365.com
  • Port: 587
  • Encryption method: TLS

Smartphone and tablet security advice

Smartphone and tablet security advice

Set a PIN to protect your device from unauthorised use!

Your smartphone and tablet are likely to contain a lot of confidential information about you, perhaps even your bank details.

Treat your smartphone like your wallet or purse.
Treat your tablet like your laptop.

There are many ways you can increase the security of your smartphone and tablet:

  • Set a PIN and ensure that it is not guessable (not 0000, 1234 etc) to protect your device from unauthorised use.
  • Set a timeout to lock your device.
  • Be careful which apps you install and what permissions you give them.
  • If you use GPS location services, be aware of what information they share.
  • Keep in mind the email security rules: these apply whatever device you're using.
  • Backup the information on your device.
  • Keep a copy of your IMEI number (if applicable) in case of loss or theft.
  • At end of its life, dispose of your device securely.