How to set up your Exchange Email in Outlook 2013/2016

If you have been migrated to Exchange Online, please visit the following link: Set up your account in Outlook Desktop Application

The steps in this article describe how to set up your exchange email account using Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 on your PC.

First time set up:

In many cases, Outlook can set up your account for you with only an email address and a password. When you launch Outlook for the very first time, the Auto Account Wizard launches.

  1. Start Outlook for the first time.

  2. When prompted to set up an email account, click Next.

  3. To add an email account, click Yes, and then click Next.

    Note : On domain joined workstations, this will be all you need to do in order to set up your email.  If you are prompted for more information, click this link for instructions:  Manually Configure Exchange Auto Discover.

  4. Click Finish.


If the Wizard didn't open or you want to add an additional email account:

  • On the Outlook toolbar select the File tab.

Screenshot of left section of Outlook ribbon with File selected


  • Select Add Account

Add Account command in the Backstage view

  • On the Auto Account Setup page, enter your name, e-mail address, and password, and then select Next.

  • Select Finish.




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