Last updated 1st June 2018
You can configure Exchange accounts on email clients, if they are compatible. By doing so, you can use your email address through your preferred email application.
Find out how to configure your Exchange account in Outlook 2016 for Mac.
- You must have an Exchange solution.
- You must have Microsoft Outlook installed on your Mac.
- You need to have the required credentials for the email address you would like to configure.
Are you using Outlook 2016 for Windows? Read our guide: Configuring your Exchange account in Outlook 2016 for Windows.
Step 1: Add the account
Once you have launched Outlook on your device, you can add an account in two different ways:
When you start the application for the first time: A setup wizard will appear and prompt you to enter your email address.
If you have already added an account: Click
Toolsin the menu bar at the top of your screen, then
Accounts. In the window that pops up, click
Enter your email address, then click
Continue. If you are asked to choose a provider, select
Exchange. Then fill in the information requested.
|Method||Leave Username and password (selected by default).|
|Mail address||Enter a name that will distinguish this account from any other accounts added in Outlook.|
|DOMAIN\username or email address||Enter your full email address.|
|Password||Enter the password for your email address.|
|Server||Depending on the DNS configuration for your domain name, you may not need to enter the server. If you do, enter the details for the server your Exchange service is hosted on. You will find these details in your OVH Control Panel by going to the
Once you have entered this information, click
Add account. If the information is correct, Outlook will successfully connect to the account.
To check that the account has been properly configured, you can send a test email.
Step 2: Use the email address
Once you have configured your email address, you can start using it! You can now send and receive emails.
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