This document explains how to connect to Office 365 with Outlook.

Important: Make sure Outlook is updated to the most current release/patch before proceeding.

Configure Outlook 2013/2010 for Office 365

Microsoft Outlook for Windows uses profiles to manage your accounts within Outlook.

  1. You have three options on configuring your Outlook profile:

Option 1: First time user of Outlook (no existing profile).

  • Launch Outlook to start the account creation wizard. Proceed to step 2.

Option 2: Create a new profile; Make sure Outlook is not running

    • Go to Start | Control Panel | Mail.
    • Click Show Profiles
    • Click Add.
    • Enter "Office 365" within 'Profile Name' field and click OK to start the account creation wizard.
    • Proceed to step 2.

Option 3: Add your account to an existing profile; Make sure Outlook is not running

    • Go to Start | Control Panel | Mail.
    • Click Show Profiles.
    • Select the profile you want to add your account to and Click Properties.
    • Click E-mail Accounts....
    • On the "Account Settings" screen, make sure the 'E-mail' tab is selected and click New....
    • Proceed to step 2.
  1. On the Auto Account Setup window, enter the following for each field:
    • Your Name: Enter your name
    • Email Address: first.lastname@famu.edu
    • Password/Retype Password: Current password



      Outlook PC 1


  1. Click Next
  2. If a Security Alert window appears, click Yes to proceed. (or Allow for Outlook 2010 users)

Outlook PC 2

5. After a few moments it will locate the appropriate configuration settings for your account. You will then be presented with the Windows Security screen below:

Outlook PC 3

The username field will automatically be populated with the email address you entered in step.

      • Username: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Password: Current password

 

  1. Place a check mark within "Remember my credentials" checkbox.

  2. Click OK

  3. If prompted a second time, enter the same credentials as the previous step and click OK.

  4. If all settings are correct, you will see the screen below. Your account is ready for use.

    Outlook PC 4


  5. Click Finish.

  6. If you created an additional profile, make sure to set this new profile as the default startup profile when Outlook starts, otherwise skip to the next step:
  • Go to Start | Control Panel | Mail.
  • Click Show Profiles.
  • Click “Always use this profile” and select the new Office 365 profile you just created from within the select box under this setting and click OK.
  1. Start Outlook using the profile you just created/modified.
    Important: Depending on the size and amount of emails you have in your account, Outlook may require some time to completely download all of your mail (and other data) the first time you load Outlook after configuring your account.

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