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IMPORTANT SECURITY PROCEDURES!

When ending your email session, be sure to:

  • Sign out of your O365 email
  • Close out of the O365 sign in windows
  • Logout of the MyCCRI portal
  • Log off of the computer.

Office 365

For students

Logging in or out of Office 365

Students can now access their email either through my.ccri.edu, or by going directly to: https://outlook.com/my.ccri.edu.

Depending on whether you are logging in to your email from on-campus or off-campus, you will need to perform procedures particular to your location. Here are the various procedures:

  1. Logging into MyCCRI to get your mail
    1. Depending on where you are logging in from, you will be presented with different procedures. They are as follows:
      1. Logging in from a CCRI computer lab or from a computer on-campus
        1. Log into the computer as yourself
          1. This may require you to log off or "Switch user" first, then login using your own username and password
        2. Open a browser
          1. IMPORTANT: Use only Internet Explorer or FireFox
        3. Go to the CCRI home page (www.ccri.edu) and login to your MyCCRI account.
        4. After logging in, click on the My E-mail icon in the top, right-hand corner of the MyCCRI window.

          email login icon in MyCCRI
        5. The Office 365 sign in window will open:

          Office 365 login window
        6. Make sure the "Keep me signed in" box is NOT checked.
        7. In the first form field, enter your MyCCRI email address: username@my.ccri.edu
        8. As soon as you tab to, or click in the password box, you will be automatically redirected to the off-campus authentication login box:

          Authentication login pop-up
        9. Enter your username and password (the same one you use to login to MyCCRI)
        10. Your Office 365 window will open:

          Office 365 window
        11. Click on the "Inbox" link to view your mail:

          Your inbox
        12. IMPORTANT SECURITY PROCEDURE:
          1. When you are finished with your email, sign out of your O365 email.
          2. When the Office 365 sign in window reappears, close that window as well.
          3. Also, always log out of MyCCRI when you are finished with it --simply closing the browser will not log you out.
      1. Logging in from home or off-campus:
        1. Open browser
          1. IMPORTANT: Use only Internet Explorer or FireFox
        2. Go to the CCRI home page (www.ccri.edu) and login to your MyCCRI account.
        3. After logging in, click on the My E-mail icon in the top, right-hand corner of the MyCCRI window:

          email login icon in MyCCRI
          1. The Office 365 sign in window will open:

            Office 365 login window
        4. Make sure the "Keep me signed in" box is NOT checked.
        5. In the first form field, enter your MyCCRI email address: username@my.ccri.edu
        6. As soon as you tab to, or click in the password box, you will be automatically redirected to the off-campus authentication login box:

          Off-campus authentication login pop-up
        7. IMPORTANT: When off-campus, in the "User Name" field you must enter campus\username and your usual password to sign in.
          1. NOTE: make sure you use the backslash "\" character after "campus". The backslash is located above the "Enter" key on a PC and above the "Return" key on a Mac:

            backslash key on a Mac
            backslash key on a PC
        8. After signing in, your Office 365 window will open:

          Office 365 window
        9. Click on the "Inbox" link to view your mail:

          Your inbox
        10. IMPORTANT SECURITY PROCEDURE:
          1. When you are finished with your email, sign out of your O365 email.
          2. When the Office 365 sign in window reappears, close that window as well.
          3. Also, always log out of MyCCRI when you are finished with it --simply closing the browser will not log you out.
  1. Logging in directly at https://outlook.com/my.ccri.edu
    1. Depending on where you are logging in from, you will be presented with different procedures. They are as follows:
      1. Logging in to Outlook.com from a CCRI computer lab or from a computer on-campus
        1. Login to the computer with your user name and password
        2. Open a browser
          1. IMPORTANT: Use only Internet Explorer or FireFox
        3. In the web address window, type: https://outlook.com/my.ccri.edu and hit the "Enter" (PC) or "Return (Mac) key:

          browser address window
        4. This will open an authentication window, which looks slightly different in Firefox from how it looks in Internet Explorer:
          1. Internet Explorer authentication window:


            IE login
          2. Firefox authentication window:

            Firefox login
        5. Regardless of these differences, enter your username and password the same way and click, "OK"."
        6. After login, your email inbox will appear:


          Your inbox
        7. IMPORTANT SECURITY PROCEDURE:
          1. When you are finished with your email, you must sign out of your O365 email.
          2. When the Office 365 sign in window reappears, close that window as well.
          3. Log out of the on-campus computer
      1. Logging in to outlook.com from off-campus
        1. Open a browser
          1. IMPORTANT: Use only Internet Explorer or FireFox
        2. In the web address window, typre: https://outlook.com/my.ccri.edu and hit the "Enter" (PC) or "Return (Mac) key:

          browser address window
        3. This will open an authentication page:

          STS authentication window
        4. IMPORTANT: When off-campus, in the "User Name" field you must enter campus\username and your usual password to sign in.
          1. NOTE: make sure you use the backslash "\" character after "campus". The backslash is located above the "Enter" key on a PC and above the "Return" key on a Mac:

            backslash key on a Mac
            backslash key on a PC
        5. After login, your email inbox will appear:


          Your inbox
        6. IMPORTANT SECURITY PROCEDURE:
          1. When you are finished with your email, you must sign out of your O365 email.
          2. When the Office 365 sign in window reappears, close that window as well.

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