How do I set up Outlook 2010 on a Windows PC?

After starting Outlook 2010, you may progress through the setup wizard, configuration should be mostly automatic, it is just a case of clicking next, next, next, finish.

If you get part way through the setup and auto configuration isn't working; manual configuration is detailed at the end of the instructions for automatic setup.

Automatic Setup

  1. Start Outlook 2010 and click the Next button.


  2. Ensure the Yes option is selected and click Next

  3. Your email address should display, click the Next button.

  4. It will take a few seconds for auto configuration to take place, you can then click the Finish button. If auto configuration does not occur please refer to the manual setup section below.

  5. If you receive an Office welcome popup, choose Use Recommended Settings and click OK. Administrator rights may be required for this step, but this is a step that is not required. If you get an administrator login box after clicking OK, you may skip past it by pressing No.


Manual Setup

  1. Occasionally, automatic setup may not work. The steps below detail how to manually specify the correct settings to connect to the exchange server.
    • Start Outlook 2010
    • Click Next to progress until you get the option to Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
    • Select the option to manually configure server settings and click the Next button

  2. Select the Microsoft Exchange or compatible service option and click the Next button.

  3. For the server value specify and type your massey username or email address in the username field, click the Check Name button to verify the account exists and click the Next button.

  4. Your account should now be configured, click the Finish button

  • If you don't have Outlook installed yet or you wish to check your email away from Massey you may want to try Outlook Web App (OWA)

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