Alumni Email - How to Sign In

Alumni Email Setup

  1. Log in to your alumni account through To log in, you’ll enter the email address and temporary password provided to you when you requested your alumni email address. Sign in promptEnter password prompt 
  2. The first time you log in, you will be prompted to set a new password and provide at least one authentication method. 
  3. Enter your temporary password and confirm a new one. Enter new password prompt
  4. Once you click “Sign in”, you will see the following prompt: More information required prompt
  5. Click “Next” to continue.
    • You will need to set an Authentication Phone or Email in order to complete the set-up process for your alumni email account. Please choose a method that you expect to have access to for the foreseeable future, as the number/email you select is what will be used to reset your password if you forget it. Additional authentication required prompt
  6. To set an Authentication Phone or Email, click the appropriate “Set it up now” link.
  7. To set an Authentication Phone, choose your country or region, enter your phone number, and click “Text Me” or “Call Me”. Enter authentication phone prompt
  8. If you choose the phone call, an automated message will play when you answer the phone and ask you to press a key on the phone to finish. 
  9. If you choose the text, a six-digit code will be sent to your phone. Enter it to verify. Enter authentication phone number prompt
  10. To set up an Authentication Email, enter a valid email address to which you have access. Click email me. We do not recommend using you current address (if you have one); you should use another email account to which you expect to have uninterrupted access. Enter authentication email prompt
  11. Locate the email from Microsoft and then enter the six-digit code provided within it. Click “Verify”. Verify email address prompt
  12. Only one authentication method is required, but OU IT recommends configuring both options. 
  13. Once you have set up your Authentication Phone and/or Authentication Email, click “Finish” to log in to your account. Authentication success prompt


Updating Authentication Phone or Email

  1. Log into using your alumni email address.
  2. Open the Account Manager. This should be the icon in the top right of Outlook, with your initials or a profile picture.
  3. Click "View Account" from the dropdown.
  4. Find the box that says "Security Info", and select "Update Info".
  5. You may add new authentication options by clicking "+ Add Method", deleting existing options by choosing "Delete", or modifying the existing options.


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