About Outlook Setup Options
Microsoft Outlook is designed in such a way that you can easily set up the accounts and make use of the different options by contacting the Outlook help desk for support every time. However, some of the not-so-tech-savvy users might find it difficult to do even the basic functions like setting up their email accounts in Outlook. If they are using an Office 365 account, then the process can be even more confusing.
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Before you proceed with this, you should know the mailbox server details like the Proxy Server URL required for setting up the account. If you have these details ready, then you need to create a new Mail Profile. For this, go to the Start Menu and launch the Control Panel. There, select the option Mail. This will launch the Mail Setup wizard with a number of options.
Click on the Show Profiles option you see there and select the option Add. This will launch a separate window, where you need to enter a name for the new Mail Profile you are creating. Click OK to save this and you will now be taken to the Account Setup wizard for setting up the account. Select the option Manually Configure Server Settings shown at the bottom and click Next to proceed.
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In the next step, select the option Microsoft Exchange and click Next. In the next step, you have to enter the details for setting up the Microsoft Exchange account. In the first text field for Microsoft Exchange Server you see there, you need to enter the Host address. This should contain the first ten characters from the host address along with the extension ‘.mailbox.outlook.com’. For example, if the first ten characters of the host address are ‘abcdefghij’, then you need to enter it as ‘abcdefghij.mailbox.outlook.com’.
Put a checkmark next to the option Use Cached Exchange Mode. Then, enter your full Username with the @ domain extension and click on the More Settings button. This will launch a new window for more Microsoft Exchange settings. Under the General tab, put a checkmark for the option Automatically detect connection state and click on Apply. Now, go to the Connection tab, select the option Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP and then click on the Exchange Proxy Settings button.
Enter your host address in the first text field. Set the HTTP and Authentication settings correctly as used in your Exchange Server account to finish the account set up. If you have any doubts regarding this, contact our Outlook help desk for assistance.
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