How do I set up Microsoft Outlook to connect to Exchange?

Have an ACCC Microsoft Exchange account and want to connect Microsoft Outlook 2010+ to it? Follow these easy steps to get it connected! If you need a copy of Office 2010 or 2013 for your UI owned computer, it is available for free on the WebStore.  If you need to install Office on your personal device, you will have to use Office 365.  You can download Office 365 Professional 2016 here. Remember to use your email address and ACCC common password to authenticate.

If you already have Microsoft Outlook installed and are using it for another mail client use the following steps:

NOTE: Make sure your computer is on AD first. If not, follow the manual configuration section. If you are setting up Outlook first time off campus, you would still need to run the UIC VPN to set up the client. Then you can setup the Outlook Anywhere setting to use Outlook without VPN off campus.

Outlook 2013

  1. In Outlook 2013, click File then Account Settings and then Account Settings again.
  2. Under the Email tab, click New.
  3. Select Email Account and fill in your personal information: Your Name: <Name>, Email Address: <NetID>@uic.edu Password: <ACCC Common Password> and click Next.
  4. If you get a pop-up asking if you want to proceed, select Yes.
  5. Follow the Outlook Anywhere instruction below if you wish to use Outlook outside of the campus without VPN.
  6. Select Allow when prompted to configure email server settings and click Finish.

Outlook 2010

  1. In Outlook 2010, click File then Account Settings.
  2. Under the Email tab, click New.
  3. Select Email Account and click Next.
  4. Fill out your personal information: Your Name: <Name>, Email Address: <NetID>@uic.edu Password: <ACCC Common Password>.
  5. Follow the Outlook Anywhere instruction below if you wish to use Outlook outside of the campus without VPN.
  6. Click Next and then Finish.

Outlook 2007

NOTE: The use of Outlook 2007 has been depreciated. Please upgrade and use Office 2010 or above to access ACCC Exchange Service.

  1. In Outlook 2007, click the Tools Menu and Select Account Settings.
  2. Under the Email tab click New.
  3. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and click Next.
  4. Fill out your personal information: Your Name: <Name>, Email Address: <NetID>@uic.edu Password: <ACCC Common Password>.
  5. Follow the Outlook Anywhere instruction below if you wish to use Outlook outside of the campus without VPN.
  6. Click Next and then Finish.

Outlook Anywhere

The Outlook Anywhere feature for Microsoft Exchange lets your Microsoft Office Outlook clients connect to the Exchange servers over the Internet from off campus without the need of a VPN connection.

1.In Outlook, click File.

2. Under Account Settings(1), click Account Settings(2).

3. click the More Settings button.

4.  Click on the Connection tab(1) and check the box for Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP(2) and then click the Exchange Proxy Settings button(3).

5. Under Connection settings, set the following settings:

     a.  Enter exchange.uic.edu in the https:// textbox

         

     b. Make sure the Connect using SSL only and Only connection to proxy... checkbox is checked then enter msstd:exchange.uic.edu in the Only connection to proxy servers... field.

         

     c.  Make sure the checkboxes are selected for On fast networks..., and On slow networks...

         

     d.  Finally verify that the authentication type is set to Basic Authentication under the Proxy Authentication Settings.

         

6.   Click OK to close Proxy Settings options.

Manual configuration

Can't find the server because your machine is not on UIC AD or want to manually configure it? Use the following steps. 
  1. Exit out of Outlook if it is open
  2. Open up your Control Panel by going to Start -> Control Panel
  3. Under User accounts select Mail (Windows 7) 
  4. Click Email Accounts
  5. Under the Email tab 
  6. Click New
  7. Select Email account 
  8. Click Next
  9. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types 
  10. Click Next
  11. Select Microsoft Exchange or compatible service
  12. In the server box type in: exchange-mapi.uic.edu
  13. Enter your UIC email address (NetID@uic.edu) as the username
  14. Log in when prompted, using NetID@uic.edu as the username and your ACCC Common Password.
  15. Follow the Outlook Anywhere instruction above if you wish to use Outlook outside of the campus without VPN.
  16. Click Next
  17. Click Finish

Exchange Online Manual Setup:

  1. Exit out of Outlook if it is open
  2. Open up your Control Panel by going to Start -> Control Panel
  3. Under User accounts select Mail
  4. Click Email Accounts
  5. Under the Email tab 
  6. Click New
  7. Select Email account 
  8. Click Next
  9. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types 
  10. Click Next
  11. Select Microsoft Exchange or compatible service
  12. In the server box type in: outlook.office365.com
  13. Enter your UIC email address (NetID@uic.edu) as the username
  14. Log in when prompted, using NetID@uic.edu as the username and your ACCC Common Password.
  15. Click Next
  16. Click Finish

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Last updated: 

February 20, 2017

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