Setting up an Office 365 email account in Outlook 2016

Quick Settings

Incoming Settings:

  • port 995
  • SSL applied/ticked
Outgoing Server Settings:

  • port 587
  • SMTP authentication applied/ticked
  • TLS applied/ticked
  • Authentication - password

The steps in this article describe how to set up your email account using Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2013 on your PC. You can add a variety of different email accounts to Outlook including Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo, and your work or school account.

To automatically set up an account

  1. Open Outlook, and when the Auto Account Wizard opens, choose Next.

    Note: If the wizard didn't open or if you want to add an additional email account, on the toolbar choose the File tab.
  2. On the E-mail Accounts page, choose Next > Add Account.
  3. On the Auto Account Setup page, enter your name, email address, and password, and then choose Next.

    Note: If you receive an error message after choosing Next, double check your email address and password. If both are correct, choose Manual setup or additional server types. For instructions on this option, see the below.
  4. Choose Finish.

To manually set up an account

  1. Choose Manual setup or additional server types > Next.
  2. Select the type of account you need, and choose Next.
  3. Fill-in the following information (server settings are at the top of this page):

    Your Name, Email Address, Account Type, Incoming mail server, Outgoing mail server, User Name, and Password.
  4. Choose Test Account Settings to verify the information you entered.

    Note: If the test fails, choose More Settings. Your administrator might have you make additional changes, including entering specific ports for the incoming server (POP3 or IMAP) or outgoing server (SMTP).
  5. Choose Next > Finish.

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