Office 365 (Apple Mail) - Send an email to a contact

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

This document explains about sending an email/message to a contact using Apple Mail. These instructions are for Mac OS 10.9, but are likely to be similar for Mac OS 10.5-8.

To send an email/message to a contact:

  1. In the top left, click Compose new message.


  2. In the new message window, click the (+) button in the To and/or Cc fields.


  3. A menu will open up where you can browse through your contacts. Select the contact you want to send the message to.
    • Note that you can use the search bar in the menu to search through your contacts.
  4. Add a subject.


  5. Type your message.
  6. Click Send Message in the top left.