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Macintosh Outlook Configuration for Cloud System

Outlook 2011

Setup instructions for Outlook 2011 for Macintosh

  1. First we need to verify that Office 2011 is up-to-date.  Launch any Office 2011 product (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and click on the 'Help' menu.  Then click on 'Check for Updates'.
  2. Click on the 'Check for Updates' button, download and install any available updates.  Note: You will need to close out of any open Office applications and internet browsers.Update.png
  3. Launch Microsoft Outlook 2011 on your Macintosh
  4. Click the drop-down menu “Tools” at the top of the screen and click “Accounts”Accounts.png
  5. On the left hand side of the Accounts page you will have a listing of the Accounts on your computer.accountscreen.png
    • Note: If you had Outlook setup for an on-premises account then you will need to remove the current account by clicking on the minus “-“ symbol in the bottom left corner and recreating it using the following directions.
  6. To create a new account click on the + symbol in the bottom left-hand corner.  It will then prompt you to enter your Exchange account information.  Leave the check mark checked for ‘Configure automatically’.
  7. Enter your username (full email address) and password.  Once you enter your information click on the 'Add Account' button.configureaccount.png
    Note: If the automatic configuration is unable to find your information then you will need to enter the server name
  8. A box will pop-up with the following message, click on the ‘Always use my response for this server.  It might pop-up twice, choose the same response both times. allowbox.png    
  9. With Exchange Online you maybe prompted for your password again.  This behavior will occur every time you launch Outlook unless you check the box ‘Remember this password in my keychain’.  Click ‘OK’ and you can close out of the Outlook Accounts page.  Outlook is now configured for Exchange Online.rememberpassword.png

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