Email, Exchange, Configure Outlook for Windows

This page contains information about how to connect to the Technology Services Exchange 2010 email and calendar service using Outlook for Windows.

Getting started

Microsoft Office for Windows (including Outlook) are both available as free downloads from the University of Illinois WebStore.

To install Outlook for Windows and connect it to your Microsoft Exchange account:

  1. On the Start menu, choose Control Panel (or go to Settings -> Control Panel).
  2. Using the Control Panel search box, locate the Mail icon and double-click it.
  1. The Mail Setup - Outlook screen will appear.
  2. Click the E-mail Accounts... button. The E-mail Accounts screen will appear.
  3. Click the New button to add a new account. The Auto Account Setup Settings screen will appear.
  4. In the Auto Account Settings screen, fill out the information as follows:
    • E-mail Account radio button: Selected.
    • Your Name: Your full name (as you want it to appear in email)
    • E-mail Address:
    • Password and Retype Password: Your AD password
Email Account
  1. Click the Next button. Outlook will try to connect to the Exchange email server.
  2. If your computer is not a member of the UOFI Active Directory, you may be prompted for your user name and password in a pop-up window. This window should have your email address of pre-populated as the username.  Enter your AD password.
Log In
  1. Alternatively, you can click on Use another account and enter the following:

User name: UOFI\yournetid

Password: your AD password

NetID and Password
  1. Click OK.
  2. If your information was entered correctly and you haven't mistyped your password, Outlook will report a successful connection to the server. Click the Finish button.
  3. A dialog box will explain that "By adding a Microsoft Exchange account you have changed where some of your new e-mail messages and calendar information is saved. These changes will take effect the next time you start Outlook."
  4. Click OK to return to the E-mail Accounts screen.
  5. Click Close to return to the Mail Setup - Outlook screen.
  6. Click Close to return to Windows.

Send a test email from your Exchange account ( to and from another email account to make sure that your Exchange  email setup is working correctly in Outlook for Windows .

If you use your computer off campus

If you use your computer off campus, you'll want to adjust your configuration so that Outlook can connect to the Exchange system from off-campus locations.

See Email, Exchange, Outlook Anywhere without VPN - Configure RPC over HTTP in your Outlook 2010 or 2013 Client for instructions.

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Owner:Joshua M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-02-25 17:21 CDTUpdated:2017-06-09 13:02 CDT
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