Setting up a Hosted Exchange mailbox in Outlook for Mac 2011

This article will show you how to configure your Hosted Exchange mailbox in Outlook for Mac 2011.

Please note: You must have an Exchange 2 mailbox in order to configure an Exchange account in Outlook. Please refer to the relevant guides to configure Outlook to connect to your Exchange 1 mailbox using POP or IMAP

  1. Open Outlook for Mac 2011.
  2. Click on the Outlook menu in the top-left corner of your screen and then select Preferences...

  3. Click on Accounts under the Personal Settings heading.


  4. Click on the Exchange Account icon to create a Microsoft Exchange account.


  5. Enter your email address, user name (full email address) and password. Ensure the Configure automatically checkbox is ticked and click Add Account.


  6. Outlook for Mac will now attempt to automatically configure your Exchange account. If you are required to manually specify a server name, please enter Click Allow on the dialog box that appears.


  7. Once the icon beside your newly created account changes from yellow to green your account is ready to use.


  8. Close the window and begin using your new mailbox.