Outlook is the evolution of several programs and web clients including Schedule+, Exchange Client, and Hotmail.com. The first perpetual-license version of Outlook was launched in 1997. Now, it is a central part of the Office program suite. It's primary function is as an email application, but it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking functions, and more. Outlook works well on it's own, but it is also partners with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for multiple-user organizations for functionality such as shared mailboxes and calendars. There is also a mobile application and a web client version of the program.
FSU has a set of powerful cloud-based email, Web, and collaboration tools that can help you connect with classmates and friends, including:
All active students enrolled in classes are eligible for free downloads of Office 365 ProPlus—including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more—on up to fifteen personally-owned devices: five computers, five tablets and five phones.
For instructions on how to set up Office 365 email on your computer or mobile device click here.
Your myFSU account is your official student email at Florida State. Check it often to stay in the know with important university updates, events, class info and more. Bookmark your account sign-in pages for quick access:
myFSU Email: https://outlook.com/my.fsu.edu
FSU employees, students, certain contractors and active courtesy appointees receive email accounts provided by ITS to be used for conducting official university business. To ensure successful delivery of university email, the designated @fsu.edu email address for employees and @my.fsu.edu address for students will be used for official university business communications and configured to be used in university applications and systems.
Manage your email
If you are experiencing any issues with your myFSU emails, please see if your issue is listed below. If you continue to experience any issues, please submit a support request or contact the ITS Service Desk at 850-644-HELP (4357) or help.fsu.edu.
For more information on phishing warning signs and examples, check out FSU ITS on:
Reporting Phishing Attempts
If you have been targeted by a phishing attack at FSU:
Multi-step verification is a method of confirming a user's claimed identity by utilizing a combination of two different components. These components may be something that the user knows, something that the user possesses or something that is inseparable from the user. A good example from everyday life is the withdrawing of money from a cash machine. Only the correct combination of a bank card (something that the user possesses) and a PIN (personal identification number, something that the user knows) allows the transaction to be carried out.
Click to learn more about multi-step verification at Florida State University
Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system's screen or by locking the users' files unless a ransom is paid. More modern ransomware families, collectively categorized as crypto-ransomware, encrypt certain file types on infected systems and forces users to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods to get a decrypt key.