Outlook on the Web

This page describes logging in to your Suffield Academy email using the web version of Outlook. The online version is accessible from any computer with an internet connection, so it's a good choice if you're using a computer that isn't your own and you just want to check email quickly.

There are also macOS desktop and mobile versions of Outlook for your personal computer and phone. If you plan to check your email from a personal device on a regular basis, you may want to follow those instructions for a permanent installation.

Before You Begin

To follow these instructions, you'll need the following:

Open a web browser and navigate to this page:

https://login.microsoftonline.com/

Enter your complete email address (your username followed by @suffieldacademy.org) and click Next

(Click any image to open a larger version in a new window.)

On the next screen, you should see an image of the school's seal (this helps verify that you aren't typing your password into a fake site). If the background looks correct, enter your password and click Sign in.

Please note that it can take a few minutes for your password to sync to Microsoft. If your password isn't working and you just changed it, please wait a few minutes and then try again. Typically the password syncs within 2 minutes, so if it still doesn't work after waiting that long you should use our password page to confirm your password.

If this is your first time using your account, you may be asked to provide a phone number. This is used to help secure your account if multi-factor authentication is enabled. If you do not have your phone with you at this time, you may cancel and you will be asked again at a later time.

You may be asked if you want to Stay Signed In on this computer. If this computer is not yours (e.g., it's a friend's, or one in a public location), you should click No. You should click Yes only if the computer is a personal device that you control.

You should now be on the main Office 365 screen. Click the Outlook icon that looks like this:

If prompted, select a primary language and timezone. Then click the Save button.

You should now arrive at your inbox in Outlook. You're ready to read and send email!

In addition to your inbox there is an important feature called Groups. Your inbox is for messages just to you, but groups are used to send messages to multiple people. Many school announcements are sent this way, so you should check your groups as well as your inbox or you might be missing important messages!

To show your groups, click the triangle icon next to the Groups item in your sidebar. A list of groups will appear, and you can click on them to read messages.

If you do a secondary click (hold the Control key and click on an Apple, or right-click on a PC) on a group name (such as All School Messages) a menu will appear. You can then choose Add to Favorites, which will cause the group name to appear at the top of your sidebar without needing to click on Groups. We recommend you do this with All School Messages and any other groups you access frequently.

Finally, you can choose Mark all as read from the same menu to "catch up" on unread messages from previous years that you don't need to review.