Last updated 4th April 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 an Exchange account in the Mail application for Windows 10.
- You must have an Exchange account.
- You must have Microsoft Outlook installed on your device.
- You need to have the required credentials for the email address you would like to configure.
Are you using a previous version of Windows? Please read this guide: Configuring your email address in the Mail application for Windows 8.
Step 1: Add the account
Once you have launched the Mail app on your device, you can add an account in two different ways:
When you open the app for the first time: A window will appear, asking you to
If an account has already been set up: click on
Accountsin the menu bar to the left, then on
Add accountin the menu that pops up on the right.
In the window that appears, click on
Advanced settings, then select
Exchange ActiveSync as the account type.
Enter the following information:
|Email address||Enter your full email address.|
|Password||Enter the password for your email address.|
|User name||Enter your full email address.|
|Domain||Leave this field blank.|
|Server||Enter the details of the server your Exchange service is hosted on. You will find these in your OVH Control Panel by going to the
|This server requires a secure connection (SSL)||You must leave this box ticked.|
|Account name||Enter a name that will distinguish this account from any other accounts added in your Mail application.|
Once you have entered this information, click
Sign in. If the information is correct, Outlook will successfully connect to the account.
A window will then pop up, asking if you want to add the account. This window will highlight any changes to certain inbuilt features of your device. Take note of these changes and confirm that you want to add the account.
To check that the account has been correctly 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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