Last updated on: 2020-03-20
Authored by: Nate Archer
Log in to the Office 365 Control Panel with your Global Administrator credentials to manage users and licenses, open chat support, and create support tickets.
To manage other settings, such as the Exchange Admin Center or the Security and Compliance center, click Office 365 Admin Center on the left sidebar. This action automatically logs you in to the Office 365 Admin Center.
You can find up-to-date system requirements for Office 365 on the Microsoft support website.
No, you don’t need a stand-alone email client to use Office 365. However, many Office 365 plans have the option of using an Office suite, which would include Outlook. We recommend that you use the most up-to-date version of Outlook to ensure the most complete experience.
To learn about the features that Office 365 supports, see the Outlook help center.
Yes. You can use IMAP and SMTP connections instead of the default MAPI-based connection that comes with Office 365.
Note: Using an IMAP or SMTP connection reduces functionality outside of your email program.
Office 365 uses the following ports:
You need to provide the following information when you sign up for Office 365:
Your custom domain.
Your domain name registrar login and password.
Your domain name server (DNS) hosting provider login and password.
Your DNS records are usually managed by the registrar from which you bought your domain name, but sometimes a different company manages the DNS records. If you don’t know where your domain is registered or where the DNS records for your domain are managed, you can use a WHOIS search to find the information that you need.
A list of people to add to Office 365.
Unless you’re the only person in your company, you will want to add other people to Office 365 so that they can use the service. If you’re working with our onboarding and migrations team, this process is covered during the migration process.
The following administration centers are available for Office 365:
You can contact our support team 24x7x365 by phone, chat, or support ticket:
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