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1. Setting Up Email on Android Phones

Manual set up

  1. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Email.

    Select email to add accountl
  2. Enter your full email address, for example <someone>@outlook.com, and your password, and then tap Manual setup.

    Select Manual Setup
  3. To set up an Outlook.com account, select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

  4. Accept the defaults on the Exchange server settings page, and tap Next. If your device still can't connect, update the following account information.

    • Domain\Username If your full email address is not in the box, delete what's there and type your full email address, for example, <someone>@outlook.com. If Domain and Username are separate text boxes on your device, leave the Domain box empty, and type your full email address in the Username box.

      • Please note that if your username differs from your email address, please use the username@yourdomain.com format
    • Password Use the password that you use to access your account.

    • Exchange Server name Use outlook.office365.com for the server name.

    • Make sure the Use secure connection (SSL) checkbox is checked, then tap Next.

      Server settings for Outlook.com accounts
  5. If you receive an activation request, select OK if you want to continue with the setup.

  6. Change or accept the default sync settings, and then tap Next.

  7. Give the account a name, and then tap Done.

If you synced your calendar and contacts in step 6 you can go to those apps on your phone to view any items that might be there. If you synced tasks as well, you should see them in the calendar app on your device. However, please note that it might take 10-15 minutes for everything to sync.

As soon as your phone verifies the server settings, the Account Options screen displays. The options available depend on the version of Android on your device. The options may include the following: 

Select Next and then type a name for this account and the name you want displayed when you send e-mail to others. Select Done to complete the email setup and start using your account.

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