In addition to the Outlook Web App, the following email applications are recommended:

  1. Microsoft Outlook for PC or Microsoft Outlook for Mac (Get from your Office 365 account)
  2. Microsoft Outlook for iPhone / iPad in the Apple Store
  3. Microsoft Outlook for Android in the Play Store

Users are recommended to use the Exchange ActiveSync connection when configuring email applications. For mobile devices, users are recommended to select Microsoft ActiveSync/ Microsoft Exchange or Corporate when adding your email account. Please also refer to Set up Office apps and email on a mobile device for more information.

The following table summarizes the IMAP/SMTP/POP server settings in case you have special needs:

  Staff Students
@Connect connection
(IMAP/SMTP/POP)
N/A
  • IMAP
    Server: outlook.office365.com
    Port: 993
    Encryption method: TLS
  • SMTP
    Server: smtp.office365.com or
    outlook-apaccentral.office365.com (for Gmail)

    Port: 587
    Encryption method: STARTTLS
  • POP
    Server: outlook.office365.com
    Port: 995
    Encryption method: TLS
SMTP Server
(e.g. User’s iPhone, iPad or other devices)

Server name: smtp.ust.hk
Port: 587
Encryption method: STARTTLS
Authentication required

N/A
Exchange Server
(Staff)
  • POP
    Server: cas2013.exchange.ust.hk
    Port: 995
    Encryption method: SSL
N/A