Setting up a Hosted Exchange mailbox in Outlook 2016

Please note: You must have an Exchange 2 mailbox in order to configure an Exchange account in Outlook.

 

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
    Windows Start Button
  2. Search for "control panel" and open the Control Panel.
  3. Select Mail (Outlook 2016) or Mail (32 bit).
  4. The Mail Setup – Outlook window will open. Click on Show Profiles
    Hosted Exchange Microsoft Outlook setup 1
  5. Select Prompt for a profile to be used and Apply.
  6. Click Add and enter a name for your profile. This name is only used to identify the profile on your computer and can be anything you want. Click OK
    Hosted Exchange Microsoft Outlook setup 2
  7. Enter your name, Hosted Exchange email address and password, then click Next
    Hosted Exchange Microsoft Outlook setup 3
  8. Outlook will now attempt to connect to our servers and automatically configure your account. If Outlook asks permission to connect to our server, please tick the "Don't ask me about this website again" box and then click Allow.
    Hosted Exchange Microsoft Outlook setup - allow permission
  9. Outlook has now finished configuring your account. Click Finish
    Hosted Exchange Microsoft Outlook setup 4
  10. To make this your default Outlook profile (Start > Control Panel > Mail) click Always use this profile, select the profile you just created and click OK.
    Hosted Exchange Microsoft Outlook setup 5