NMSU 2FA - Using MFA on a Different E-mail App Instead of the Outlook App

This article provides users with information on how to set up MFA on a different email App, other than Outlook.

Q: Can I use a mail app other than Microsoft Outlook when MFA is turned on for my account?
A: It depends on your OS. The mail apps that support MFA through Microsoft are very limited.

  • For Android: Some. Newer versions of the built in MAIL app are compatible with 2FA. The user will need to attempt to add this account using the built in device wizard. If compatible, the device will push through setup, or you can set up the Outlook app to use your NMSU email on your Android device.
  • For iOS (iPhone, iPad): Yes, for newer versions. Microsoft supports MFA on the iOS default Mail app as long as the iOS version is 11.0 or above.

You can also download and Use Microsoft Outlook on your apple device.

  • Windows: Outlook is the supported software to use with MFA.

Q: How is the setup process different if I use the iOS mail app instead of Outlook?
A: The Microsoft Authenticator App setup steps are still the same. You may need to make other settings changes in order for MFA to be successful. If you are not able to connect your email
, try the following steps:

  • Disable and re-enable your mail account
    • Open Settings
    • Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    • Tap the name of your email account
    • Move the sliders to off.
    • Wait 10 seconds
    • Move the sliders back to on
    • Test your mail again
  • Remove and re-add your Account from iOS
    • Open Settings
    • Tap Accounts and Passwords
    • Tap the name of your email account
    • Tap Delete Account
    • Tap Add Account
    • Tap Exchange
    • Enter a description
    • Enter your NMSU email address and password
    • Your phone should provide an MFA prompt

Q: Will you support other apps besides Outlook or iOS default mail?
We do not recommend using an MFA enabled account with other apps that Microsoft does not fully support. Support will be limited, and our recommendation will be to use the Microsoft Outlook App along with the Microsoft Authenticator.

Keywords:2FA, 2FA on a different email App, setting up 2fa on a non outlook app   Doc ID:110706
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2021-05-10 00:37 MDTUpdated:2021-05-11 10:35 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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