Manually configure Outlook 2011 for email hosted on Exchange 2013

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-28
  • Authored by: Mawutor Amesawu

This article describes how to set up your Microsoft Exchange 2013 mailbox to work with your Microsoft Outlook 2011 email client.

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. In the Outlook drop-down menu, select Preferences.

  3. In the Outlook Preferences menu, select Accounts.

  4. On the Add an Account page, click Exchange Account.

  5. Enter the following information:

    • Email address - Enter your entire email address (for example,

    • Method - Select User Name and Password.

    • Username - Enter your entire email address (for example,

    • Password - Enter the password associated with your email address.

    • Server - Enter

  6. Click Add Account.

  7. Confirm that the amber-colored dot next to the account name turns from an amber color to a solid green color.

    Note: The dot might take a minute or two to change from amber to green. If the dot doesn’t change, check the account settings and password and ensure that you are using the correct EWS server address.

  8. Close all windows.

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.

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