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To keep your information secure, we need to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on your email account when you first log in.
Here's how to do it.
Log into webmail at outlook.office.com
Your Username looks like this yourStarID@Go.MinnState.edu
Your Password is you StarID password, so enter that.
Click the Next button
This will start the "MFA Setup Wizard".
The MFA Setup Wizard starts by asking "Step 1: How should we contact you?"
Choose Authentication phone
Choose United States (if that's where your phone is set up)
Enter your Phone Number
In the "Method" box, choose send me a code by text message.
Click the Next button. A "Verifying phone" message should appear.
We're just about done!
You may be asked for a back-up phone just in case you lose access to your mobile phone. Provide the phone number for a back-up phone if asked.
The back-up phone will not get a call (or text) during setup – only if you ask MFA to do so to later.
Do not use the same phone for this number. Consider using a spouse or family member as the back-up number.
When you first log in on a computer or from a new browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.), you'll only be asked to authenticate the first time – or if you change your StarID Password.
Instead of texted codes, you can use the Microsoft Authenticator App. This can be slightly faster than using texting.
Need to make changes? You can change your MFA settings by visiting aka.ms/mfasetup.