Configure Outlook for Office 365

Configuring Outlook for Windows

Overview

This document lists the steps required to configure Microsoft Outlook for use with your Office 365 account.

Requirements

  • Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 installed
  • An Office 365 E-mail Account

How to Configure Outlook to Work with Office 365

  1. Click the Start icon.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click "User Accounts and Family Safety" and select "Mail".
    • NOTE: If you view your Control Panel with icons instead of categories, then select "Mail".
    • NOTE: If you are using XP and view your control panel using categories, select "User Accounts", then select "Mail".
  4. If you view your control panel using the classic view, select "Mail".
    • NOTE: On 64 bit Windows, open Additional options, open View 32‐bit Control Panel Items and open the Mail applet. Click "Show Profiles..." in the Mail Setup dialog box.
    • NOTE: If you do not have any profiles setup, please proceed to step 5.
  5. Select "Prompt for a profile to be used", and click the "Add..." button in the Mail dialog box.
  6. Type "Office 365" in the "Profile Name:" field of the New Profile dialog box and click "OK".
  7. In the Add New Account dialog box:
    • Enter your name in the "Your Name:" field
    • Enter your ORU email address in the "E-mail Address:" field
    • Click "Next"
  8. Click Next in the Add New Account dialog box.
    • NOTE: A prompt may appear about redirection to a web site, check the "don't ask me again" box and click Allow
  9. Enter your Office 365 password in the Windows Security dialog box and click "OK".
  10. Click "Finish" in the Add New Account dialog box.
  11. Click "Apply" and then click "OK" in the Mail dialog box.
  12. Open Outlook.
  13. Select "Office 365" in the "Profile Name" droplist and click "OK" in the Choose Profile dialog box.
    • NOTE:  If prompted, enter your Office 365 password in the Windows Security dialog box.

Configuring Outlook 2011 for Mac

Overview

This document lists the steps required to configure Microsoft Outlook 2011 (Mac) for use with your Office 365 account. 

Requirements

  • Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
  • An Office 365 Account

Steps to Configure Outlook 2011 on a Mac

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2011.
  2. Click "Tools" in the Outlook Menu bar, and select "Accounts...".
  3. Click the "Exchange Account" icon in the Accounts dialog box.
    • NOTE: If you have already setup other accounts in your Outlook client, then you must click on the "+" sign at the bottom of the left column of the Accounts dialog box and select "Exchange...".
  4. In the Enter your Exchange account information dialog box:
    • Enter your e-mail address in the "E-mail address" field.
    • Enter your e-mail address in the "User name" field.
    • Enter your email password in the "Password" field.
    • Check "Configure automatically"
  5. Click the "Add Account" button.
  6. Check "Always use my response for this server, and click "Allow" in the security dialog box.
    • NOTE: After Outlook automatically configures your e-mail account, you will see your e-mail account listed in the left column of the Accounts dialog box.
  7. Click the red "X" in the upper left corner of the Accounts dialog box to exit.