MavMAIL: Helpful Guide to Access MNSU Email Account 2023

MavMail MNSU Email login guide.

MNSU MavMAIL is the official communication method for Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a student, you need to check it at least once per day for critical University and class information and updates.

MavMAIL is part of Office 365, including software like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, and more.

Learn more about how to access your MNSU email as a student of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

How to log into MavMAIL

To access the MNSU email account,

  1. Navigate to on your web browser.
  2. Click on the Login to Office 365/MavMAIL.
  3. Use appropriate sign on credential for student.
  4. Click or type your and click Next.
  5. When prompted, enter your StarID password.
  6. Click Sign In.
  7. Then, click the Outlook Icon.

The StarID is a username for all the institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. If you are using your StarID for the first time and/or do not have a password, you will first need to activate your StarID and create your password.


Did you know that your University email login is different from your University email address? Though they may seem similar, it’s important to know the difference to protect your account.

Email login

Your email login is what you use to log in to your MavMAIL account.

  • Your login is 
    • (employees use
  • This is NOT your email address that is listed in the directory.
  • This information is NOT safe to share because it’s your private login.

Email address

Your email address is the public address associated with your account and is listed in the directory.

  • Your email address is usually
  • Some addresses may be followed by a number, keep reading to learn how to find your address
  • This information IS safe to share because it’s your public address.

How to find your email address

Since some people share the same name, some email addresses are followed by a number. Here’s how to find your address.

  1. Log in to MavMAIL.
  2. Click on your profile photo in the top right corner, then click “My Account”
  3. On the “My Account” page, find your email address under your name.

How to set up MavMAIL (Office 365) for iOS

Update the iOS Mail application on an iPhone or iPad with these steps:

  1. Select Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Select Mail.
  3. Select Add Account.
  4. Select Exchange.
  5. If you are an employee, enter your and name for this account (Example: MNSU Email).
  6. If you are a student, alum, or emeriti, enter your and name this account.
  7. Select Sign In.
  8. Enter your StarID password and select Sign In.
  9. Select Save.
  10. Verify that the new account exists.
  11. Select your Mail application or the Outlook App.
  12. Select Mailboxes.
  13. Select MinnState or MSU E-Mail to see only emails from that account.

It may take some time to sync completely.

Optional: The standard mail days to sync are set at one month. If you want access to saved emails older than one month, this setting will need to be changed.

  1. Open Settings, Passwords and Accounts just like steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. Access the newly created mailbox set up in the steps above.
  3. Select Mail Days to Sync (should say 1 month).
  4. Change to No Limit.

How to set up MavMAIL for android

Office 365

  1. Open Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to your Accounts and press Add Account.
  3. Select Email and press Office365. NOTE: If you do not see an option for Office 365, go into accounts from the Email app and add the account.
  4. Type your MavMAIL e-mail address and StarID password.
  5. You may see a screen that says Permissions requested. You will need to tap on Accept.
  6. Scroll through the settings and change any options to your preferences. Once you have selected all the options that you would like, scroll down to the bottom and click Next.
  7. After tapping Accept your mail account should be all set up. You change the default name of the account.


  1. Open Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to your Accounts and press Add Account.
  3. Select Email and press Exchange.
  4. Enter your information as it is requested. Your Email address will be your MNSU email address; for students.
    • Your password will be your StarID password.
    • If the automatic set up does not work, try selecting the Manuel setup instead.
    • The Exchange Server will be
    • Check the box for Use secure connection (SSL).
    • Once this information has been entered, press Next.
  5. A screen will prompt you to ask you to Apply security featurespress Apply.
  6. Scroll through the settings and change any options to your preferences. Once you have selected all the options that you would like, scroll down to the bottom and click Next.

How to access MavMail on your d2l brightspace homepage

The Office 365 widget on the MNSU D2L Brightspace homepage allows you to view your MavMail, Outlook calendar, and OneDrive files.

To log in to the Office 365 widget in MNSU D2L Brightspace:

  1. Navigate to MNSU D2L Brightspace at using Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Log in with your StarID credentials.
  3. On a laptop or desktop computer you will see the Office 365 widget on the right-hand side of the screen below the My Courses and My Basic Course list widget.
  4. Click Sign in to your Office365 account.
  5. A new tab or window will open. Enter your email address in the text box. Click Next. Students and emeriti sign in with
  6. You will now see icons for your MavMail, Outlook, and OneDrive. Click the icon to open the service in a new window/tab.
  7. You can also choose to display your emails, calendar appointments, and OneDrive files in the widget.
  8. Click the down arrow in the gray bar below the icons.
  9. Then click the tab you wish to view.
  10. Click the up arrow in the gray bar at the bottom of the widget to collapse the display again.
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