Manually Configure Outlook 2011 for Email Hosted on Exchange 2010

This article describes how to set up your Microsoft® Exchange 2010 mailbox to work with your Microsoft Outlook 2011 email client.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Outlook > Preferences. Then, in the
    Personal Settings section, select Accounts.

  3. On the Add an Account page, select Exchange Account.

  4. Enter the following information:

    • Email address - Enter your entire email address
      (for example, [email protected]).
    • Method - Select User Name and Password.
    • Username - Enter your entire email address
      (for example, [email protected]).
    • Password - Enter the password associated with your email address.
    • Server - Enter
  5. Click Add Account and confirm that the amber-colored dot next to the
    account name turns to a solid green color.

    Note: It might take a minute or two for the dot to change from amber to green. If it doesn't change, check the accounts settings and password and make sure that you are using the correct EWS server address.

Close all windows and you're done!

Note: If you already have email on the server, your email will slowly begin to populate your inbox. This can take some time depending on how much data you have.