Add an Exchange account

Outlook supports accounts managed by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 with Update Rollup 4 (KB952580) and later versions.

When you add an Exchange account, Outlook syncs your e-mail messages, calendar events, contacts, tasks, and notes with the Exchange server.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the Accounts dialog box, click Add Add an account button, and then click Exchange.
  3. Enter your e-mail address.
  4. On the Method pop-up menu, select the appropriate authentication method for your account.
To authenticate with Do this
User name and password Click User Name and Password, and then enter your credentials.
Kerberos

Click Kerberos, and then select an ID from the Kerberos ID pop-up menu.

To create a new ID, click Create a New ID.

Client certificate Click Client Certificate Authentication, and then select a certificate from the pop-up menu.
  1.  Note   User name and password is the most common method for authenticating Exchange accounts. If you are having difficulty adding your account, check with your account administrator to see which authentication method you should use.

  2. Do one of the following:
To Do this
Have Outlook try to automatically detect your Exchange server Click Add Account.
Enter your Exchange server address manually Clear the Configure automatically check box, enter the server address, and then click Add Account.
  1. When the process of adding the account is completed, the account appears in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, and Outlook begins downloading your messages and other items. A green indicator next to the account name shows that the account is connected.
  2. Connected indicator

 Tip   

See also

Exchange account basic settings

Exchange account server settings

Digital signing and encryption settings

I can't connect to my Exchange account

Specify the default account

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook for Mac 2011