Setting up Managed Exchange and Office 365 in Microsoft Outlook

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TitleSetting up Managed Exchange and Office 365 in Microsoft Outlook

Please Note: The pictures in this guide refer to Outlook 2013, however other variants of Outlook follow the same process. Also please be aware Microsoft Outlook 2003 does not support Managed Exchange or Office 365 natively. 

This guide will help you setup your Melbourne IT Managed Exchange email account in Microsoft Outlook .

To start, open up Microsoft Outlook. If you haven't added an account to Outlook before, an automated 'Add Account Wizard' will pop up. If the wizard appears for you, scroll to the 'Add Account Wizard' section below. If you don’t see the Wizard, follow the steps from here.

Opening the Add Account Wizard

1. Click the FILE tab

File tab.

2. Click Account Settings, then Account Settings….

Account information.

This will open the Account Settings window.

Account settings.

Click 'New' to launch the Wizard.

Add Account Wizard

Add an account.

Enter your email account information, then click 'Next >'

Outlook will continue and possibly display some warnings,messages & security prompts.

Security Prompt 1

Security Prompt 2

Accept the prompts as they are displayed on the screen, these are confirming security rules and settings for your Outlook to communicate with your Managed Exchange or Office 365 email account.

Yay were finished!

Three green ticks will confirm if the wizard has been successful after that simply click 'Finish'. You will now have to restart your Outlook for the email setup to be completed successfully. Upon restarting your Microsoft Outlook, it may prompt you you enter your username and password a few times, select 'Please Remember my Credentials' and input your email address and password.


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