What login page should I use for my Microsoft account?

Bohao Zhang
Bohao Zhang

Situation

As a user, I want to connect my account to Nylas to sync my emails, calendars, and contacts. However, the Microsoft login is really confusing, there are plenty of different types of Microsoft accounts on the market, which login option should I use for my account?

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Task and Results

There are the following types of Microsoft accounts and they can be summarized here:

  How can I tell what my account type is? Support OAuth/Modern Authentication? Email address format Which one should I select for connecting my account?
On-prem Exchange account
  • My mailbox server is running by my company or a 3rd party, not by Microsoft directly.
  • My company set up the account for me, usually the IT team or email admin.
  • I don't check my mail from Microsoft online page.
No

xxx@companyname.com

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Free Outlook, Hotmail, Live account
  • I got my mailbox by registering on outlook.com or hotmail.com page.
  • Just my personal account.
  • There is no cost for my mailbox, and I don't have an email admin.
No

xxx@outlook.com

xxx@hotmail.com

xxx@live.com

 

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Office365 account
  • My mailbox is totally on the cloud and managed by Microsoft, along with the mailbox service, I can also use other paid Microsoft products as well, like Office.
  • My company set up the account for me, usually the IT team or email admin.
  • I have access to online Exchange from Microsoft page
Yes

xxx@companyname.com

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