Which email clients support modern authentication (vs. basic authentication)?

Please note that USNH Users are strongly encouraged to use the Outlook app, which is easily configurable on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. 

Basic authentication reveals a user's credentials (username and password) to an application, so the application can attempt to attain a logon token on behalf the account owner. Modern authentication however utilizes OAuth 2.0 which allows an application to receive a logon token without being aware of the user's credentials (username and password). Modern authentication is more secure and allows for the use of MFA (Multi-factor authentication); basic authentication protocols cannot be protected by MFA, and as a result the vast majority of compromising sign-in attempts are performed when using basic authentication.

The Outlook app is highly recommended for all USNH users.  In addition to improved security features, the various Outlook apps have integrated features that allow USNH community members to report spam and phishing email, and take advantage of our USNH global address lists. 

Set up your account in Outlook Desktop Application

Set up your account in Outlook Mobile for iOS and Android

Using a 3rd party Email Client

Some 3rd party email clients support modern authentication (OAUTH). Applications supported by USNH are as follows:

If you choose to use one of the a 3rd party email apps supported by ET&S and you have been notified that our records indicate that your device is still using Basic Auth, you must remove your account entirely and re-add it using the appropriate links above.

Please contact the Help Desk team on your local campus for assistance with the installation and configuration of supported email applications.

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