Add an email account in Outlook

Although most people add an email account when Outlook first runs, your first or additional email accounts can be added at any time.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Under Account Information, click Add Account.

  1. Enter your name, email address, and password, and then click Next.

Note: If your domain has autodiscover setup, the exchange server will be found automatically.  You will be prompted to accept a connection from or

A progress indicator appears as your account is configured. The setup process can take several minutes.

Add New Account dialog box indicating e-mail server settings are being configured

If the initial attempt to configure your account fails, a second attempt can be made using an unencrypted connection to the mail server. If you see this message, contact our support team to receive manual configurations.

After the account is successfully added, you can add more accounts by clicking Add another account.

  1. To exit the Add New Account dialog box, click Finish.