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Configure Mac Outlook 2011 or Mac Outlook v15.3 with Office 365

Please refer to Outlook for Mac Outlook 2011 Best Practices for recommendations regarding the use of Outlook 2011. Specifically, it is recommended that no more than 5,000 items be stored in any given folder when using Outlook 2011.

Instructions to Configure Outlook 2011 & V15.3 Automatically

  1. Open Outlook 2011 for Mac.
  2. From the Outlook menu, select "Preferences..." and then click on the Accounts icon.
  3. Select “Exchange or Office 365 Account” on the Add an Account screen.
  4. Add Account Screen

  5. Enter the following information when prompted:
  6. Email Address: First.Last@colostate.edu
    Method: User Name and Password
    User name: ename@colostate.edu
    Password: eID Password
    Configure Automatically: Checked

    Enter Exchange account information Screen

  7. Click "Add Account."

    Please note: detecting the Exchange server may take a while.

  8. While the account attempts to configure, a popup may appear that says "Outlook was redirected to the server... Do you want to allow this server to configure your settings?" If so:
  9. Check the box "Always use my response for this server."
    Click "Allow."

    Outlook was redirected to the server popup

    If the popup appears more than once, continue to click "Allow."

    Outlook 2011 should be able to automatically configure itself using the information entered. If it does not, continue on to the manual setup instructions listed below.

  10. Manual Setup: If automatic configuration fails, uncheck the "Configure Automatically" checkbox, and enter the server information manually:
  11. Configure Automatically: Unchecked
    Server: outlook.office365.com

  12. Click "Add Account."

    Please note: detecting the Exchange server may take a while.

  13. Again, the popup screen may appear that says "Outlook was redirected to the server..." If so:

    Check the box "Always use my response for this server."
    Click "Allow."