Email, Exchange, Outlook 2011 with Exchange

This page contains information about how to connect to the Exchange 2010 email and calendar service using Outlook 2011.

Add Exchange to a New Installation of Outlook 2011

Office 2011 for Mac (including Outlook) is available as a free download from the University of Illinois WebStore.

If you wish to to use your University of Illinois Exchange account with a new installation of MS Outlook, follow these instructions:

  1. Run Outlook 2011.
  2. In the welcome screen that appears, click Add Account.
  3. In the Add an Account window that opens, click Exchange Account.
  4. In the Enter Your Exchange Account Information window that opens:
    • In E-mail address:, enter yournetid@illinois.edu
    • For Authentication, choose User Name and Password
    • User name: yournetid
    • Password: Your Active Directory password
  5. Check CONFIGURE AUTOMATICALLY if not already checked.
  6. Click ADD ACCOUNT.
  7. After Outllook 2011 detects the Exchange server, the Accounts window will open. Click ADVANCED.
  8. On the Advanced page that opens, make sure you’re on the Server tab. In the Microsoft Exchange section, the Server: field should show: https://exchws.illinois.edu/EWS/Exchange.asmx.
  9. In the Directory Service section of the Advanced page, the “Server:” field should show: ad.uillinois.edu.  (Outlook may provide a server name before ad.uillinois.edu.)
  10. Make sure “Login with Exchange Account Credentials” is checked.
  11. Click OK to close the Advanced window.
  12. If you are properly connected to the Exchange Server, your Illinois Exchange account should appear in the left-most Accounts window and a green dot should be visible next to it.
  13. Close the Accounts window to exit the configuration settings.

Add Exchange to Your Existing Outlook 2011 Installation

If you are already running Outlook 2011 and wish to add a University of Illinois Exchange account, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Outlook 2011.
  2. Under the Tools menu, choose Accounts….
  3. Optional: Enter a descriptive name in the Account description field.
  4. In E-mail address:, enter yournetid@illinois.edu.
  5. For Authentication, choose User Name and Password:
    • User name: yournetid
    • Password: Your Active Directory password
  6. Click Advanced….
  7. On the Advanced page, make sure you’re on the Server tab. In the Microsoft Exchange section, in the Server: field, enter https://exchws.illinois.edu/EWS/Exchange.asmx.
  8. In the Directory Service section of the Advanced page, the Server: field should be ad.uillinois.edu.  (Outlook may provide a server name before ad.uillinois.edu).
  9. Make sure “Login with Exchange Account Credentials” is checked.
  10. Click OK to close the advanced window, then close the configuration settings.



Keywords:Exchange, email, calendar, Outlook 2011, Webstore, Mac, Macintosh   Doc ID:47694
Owner:Josh M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-02-26 16:32 CDTUpdated:2016-12-19 16:33 CDT
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