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Add your account/log in to Outlook 2016 for Mac

How to set-up Outlook 2016 for Mac to connect to the live@UCL email and calendar service.

This guide is aimed at:

  • Staff

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1. Open Outlook 2016. Click on the Outlook tab on the top-left hand side of the menu bar and select Preferences.

Fig 1. Preferences option…

Fig 1. Preferences option
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2. In the Personal Settings section, click Accounts.

Fig 2. Accounts option…

Fig 2. Accounts option
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3. In the Accounts window, select Exchange or Office 365.

Fig 3. Exchange Account button…

Fig 3. Exchange Account button
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4.Fill in the details for your UCL email account.

E-mail address: Your userID@ucl.ac.uk
Method: User Name and Password
User name: Your userID@ucl.ac.uk
Password: Your UCL password
Configure automatically: checked

Once you have entered all details similar to the diagram below, click Add Account.

Fig 4. Example of account set-up…

Fig 4. Example of account set-up
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5. Outlook will now ask you to verify that you trust the autodiscover-s.outlook.com server. Check the ‘Always use my response for this server’ box and click Allow.

Fig 5. Autodiscover message…

Fig 5. Autodiscover message
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6. An additional prompt may appear requesting your username and password. Enter the following details:

Username: Your userID@ucl.ac.uk
Password: Your UCL password

Select Sign In.

Fig 6. Credentials prompt…

Fig 6. Example of successful connection
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7. Outlook is now configured to your UCL email account.

Fig 7. Example of an Inbox…

Fig 7. Example of an Inbox
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