Last updated: 04/10/2018

How to accept an external invite to a SharePoint site (non-Microsoft account)

  1. You should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject [Someone's name] wants to share [name of site]. Open this email
  2. Click the link in the email to go to the SharePoint site that you have been invited to.
  3. You should see a page asking you to log in with an account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account or an organisational account, you can create one for your current email address by clicking Create a Microsoft account, its quick and easy!
  4. Fill out your current email address and create a new password
  5. Once you have done this, it will request you to enter a code. The code will have been sent to your email address. Once you have received the code, enter it
  6. Once you press next, it will automatically redirect you to the site that was originally shared with you

How to accept an external invite to a SharePoint site (Microsoft account)

  1. You should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject [Someone's name] wants to share [name of site]. Open this email
  2. Click the link in the email to go to the SharePoint site that you have been invited to.
  3. You will be taken to a page where you can choose to sign in with either a Microsoft Account or Organisational Account (Office 365) . Press Microsoft Account, it will automatically redirect you to the site that was originally shared with you

How to accept an external invite to a SharePoint site (Organisation account - Office 365)

  1. You should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject [Someone's name] wants to share [name of site]. Open this email
  2. Click the link in the email to go to the SharePoint site that you have been invited to.
  3. You will be taken to a page where you can choose to sign in with either a Microsoft Account or Organisational Account (Office 365) . Press organisational account, it will automatically redirect you to the site that was originally shared with you


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