Connect Office 365 to Outlook 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007- Quick Tips

Raj Kumar ~ Modified: July 18th, 2022 ~ Office 365 ~ 6 Minutes Reading

Thinking about setup Outlook 2016 with Office 365 account and do not know how to manually Connect Office 365 with Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 manually? Do not panic! Here is the solution to your problem. The steps in this article will let readers know how to Configure O365 on Outlook on Windows OS.

The configuration of Outlook 2016 to Connect with Office 365 Via. AutoDiscover

Manually connect Office 365 to Outlook 2016 using the AutoDiscover feature. Make sure that AutoDiscover DNS record is set up for your domain. Then go through the below instructions:

  • Go to Windows Control panel and select Mail icon. Choose Show Profiles option from Mail Setup window. Then click on Add and provide the Profile Name and click OK button.

  • In Add Account window, type your name, email ID, password in the Your Name, E-mail Address, Password field respectively. Once you have done with all these things, click Next.

  • Now, Outlook 2016 will start setting up your email account. A security pop-up will appear on the screen, just check the box ‘ Don’t ask me about this website again’. Click on Allow.

  • In Windows Security window, type your username and password and click OK.

  • Finally, Outlook 2016 will identify your email server settings and configured the email account. Click on Finish to end the task.

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  2. PST is a data file of Outlook account and stores mailbox data in the local hard-drive. So, with the help of utility, users can create a copy of their Office 365 account mailboxes on the PCs in the .pst file.
  3. Using this program, users can easily access the Office 365 data along with Outlook data. The best point of the program is, it supports all the Outlook and Windows versions.

How to Manually Connect Office 365 to Outlook 2010 and 2013

In order to configure Office 365 with Microsoft Outlook 2010 or 2013 account, follow the below steps;

Note: These steps do not support by MS Outlook 2016. The reason is Outlook 2016 use the Autodiscover service to setup with Office 365 that provides the facility to add Exchange Online accounts.

  • Initially, open the Control Panel in your system. And, click on Mail option from the list.

  • In the Mail Setup window, select E-mail Accounts.

  • Click on New from Account Settings page.

  • After that, select the radio button corresponding to Manual setup or additional server types. Then, click on Next to continue the process.

  • Under Choose Service headline, select Microsoft Exchange Server or compatible service option and click Next.

  • On the next page, enter Server and User Name in the corresponding boxes. Once you mentioned the details, then click More Settings option.

Note:- Do not click on Check Name option, it will terminate the process.

  • In Microsoft Exchange dialog box, click on Security tab that is between the Advanced and Connection.

  • Now, deselect the Encrypt data between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange check box. And, click on Login network security drop-down box and choose Anonymous Authentication from the list.

  • Now, click on Connection tab and check Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP check box. After that, click Exchange Proxy Settings.
  • In Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings, enter the URL that can connect the account with proxy server for Exchange.

  • After that, check the checkbox corresponding to ‘Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate’. Enter specific server name in the associated box.
  • Now, click on the checkbox associated to On fast networks, connect using Http first, then connect using TCP/IP. Under Proxy authentication settings, select the Basic Authentication from the drop-down menu. Then, click on OK.

  • It will redirect to the Microsoft Exchange box, click OK.

  • In Add Account window, click on Check Name option.

  • As soon as you click on check name button, a Windows Security dialog box display on the screen. Mention the login name and password and click OK.

  • Click Next.

  • Finally, click on Finish to complete procedure to connect Office 365 to Outlook 2013 / 2010.

Method of Office 365 Email Setup in Outlook 2007 Within Few Clicks

It is formally realized that Outlook 2007 is not suggested being used with Microsoft Office 365. The reason behind such an assertion is that the support for MS Outlook 2007 is as of now in ‘Extended Phase’. It implies that Microsoft will keep on providing support for security services but will not include any bug fixes. However, if users want to configure Outlook 2007 to work with Office 365, or setup O365 to Outlook 2007 then go with the manual steps that are listed below;

  • Open Control Panel and then click on Mail (32-bit)icon.
  • Now, select Show Profiles option under Mail Setup window. Now, click on Add tab, and enter profile name in the associated box. Then, click on OK.
  • Select the radio button corresponding to the ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types’ and then click Next.

  • In Choose Service window, select the radio button of Microsoft Exchange or compatible service >> Next.

  • Type the server name in the Server text box. Also, check to Use Cached Exchange Mode check box. After that, provide the username under the User Name box, and then click More Settings.

  • After that, click on Connection tab and check Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP check box. Now, click on Exchange Proxy Settings.

  • In Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings window, enter the proxy address under Connection settings. Also, select On fast networks and On slow networks checkbox. Also, select Basic Authentication option under the Proxy authentication settings box. Then, click on OK>>OK.
  • In the Connect window, select Check Name box. Provide the password in the corresponding box and click OK button.

Note: A pop-up message will appear on the screen and asking you to select the mailbox. So, choose the mailbox from the list and click OK.

  • In Add New Account window, a username is highlighted by the underline that implies that your profile has been set up. After that, click on Next>>Finish.

Summing Up

Users are now aware of the configuration method of Office 365 with Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007. Therefore, consider all the above steps to ensure a successful setup of Office 365 with Outlook account. Adding to it, follow each and every step sequentially to manually connect Office 365 to Outlook 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007.