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Outlook: Set up Office 365 Email

This article is specific to Office 365 Email only. For Workspace Email instructions, see Outlook 2007: Setting Up Workspace Email, Outlook 2010: Setting up Workspace Email, or Outlook 2013: Setting Up Workspace Email

Now that you can get into your account, let's set up your email account in Outlook®. Don't worry, it's really easy to do. With just a few simple instructions, you'll be on your way to answering your email in Outlook any time you need to.

NOTE: If you're using Outlook 2013, your computer must meet Microsoft's system requirements.

Outlook 2003 is not supported by Office 365. Please update your version of Outlook before proceeding.

To Set Up Outlook 2007 on Your PC

First, make sure your version of Outlook includes the latest update:

  1. Go to http://email.[your domain name]/ to log in to your email address.
  2. Click the Gear icon, and then click Office 365 settings.
  3. Click Software, then click Desktop Setup.
  4. Click the Setup button and open the file that downloads.
  5. Sign in to your Office 365 address.
  6. Click Continue, then click I accept.
  7. When updates have completed, click Finish.

Now let's set up your Outlook:

  1. From the Start Menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
  3. Double-click Mail.
  4. Click Show Profiles, then click Add.
  5. Enter a name for the profile, and then click OK.
  6. On the Auto Account Setup page, enter the following:
    • Your Name--Enter your first and last name.
    • E-mail Address--Enter your email address.
    • Password--Enter the password you created for your email account.
    • Retype Password--Enter your password again.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Once Outlook is done configuring your account, click Finish

NOTE: If you have more than one profile, select Prompt for a profile to be used or choose the new profile from the Always use this profile option after you click Finish.

To Set Up Outlook 2010 on Your PC

First, make sure your version of Outlook includes the latest update:

  1. Go to http://email.[your domain name]/ to log in to your email address.
  2. Click the Gear icon, and then click Office 365 settings.
  3. Click Software, then click Desktop Setup.
  4. Click the Setup button and open the file that downloads.
  5. Sign in to your Office 365 address.
  6. Click Continue, then click I accept.
  7. When updates have completed, click Finish.

Now let's set up your Outlook:

  1. From the Start Menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
  3. Double-click Mail.
  4. Click Show Profiles, then click Add.
  5. Enter a name for the profile, and then click OK.
  6. On the Auto Account Setup page, enter the following:
    • Your Name--Enter your first and last name.
    • E-mail Address--Enter your email address.
    • Password--Enter the password you created for your email account.
    • Retype Password--Enter your password again.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Once Outlook is done configuring your account, click Finish

NOTE: If you have more than one profile, select Prompt for a profile to be used or choose the new profile from the Always use this profile option after you click Finish.

To Set Up Outlook 2013 on Your PC

  1. From the Start Menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
  3. Double-click Mail.
  4. Click Show Profiles, then click Add.
  5. Enter a name for the profile, and then click OK.
  6. On the Auto Account Setup page, enter the following:
    • Your Name--Enter your first and last name.
    • E-mail Address--Enter your email address.
    • Password--Enter the password you created for your email account.
    • Retype Password--Enter your password again.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Once Outlook is done configuring your account, click Finish

NOTE: If you have more than one profile, select Prompt for a profile to be used or choose the new profile from the Always use this profile option after you click Finish.

To Set Up Outlook 2011 on Your Mac

  1. Launch Outlook.
  2. Click Tools, and then Accounts...
  3. In the Startup Wizard, click Next. If the Startup Wizard doesn't automatically display, from the Tools menu, select Accounts, click +, and then select Exchange.
  4. Enter your email address and password.
  5. Select Configure automatically, and then click Add Account.
  6. Click Allow. You're all set!
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