Outlook: Configure Microsoft Outlook 2016 on a Mac


How do I configure my Outlook 2016 email client for use with Office 365?


This guide will assist you with configuring your Microsoft Outlook 2016 email client for use with the Office 365 mail system. 

Required Items:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later


  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook. You can locate and launch Microsoft Outlook by selecting the Finder icon located on your dock. 

  2. Select Applications located on the menu on your left, and double-click 
    Microsoft Outlook.

  3.  If this is the first time launching the application you will be presented with a Welcome to Outlook screen. If you have previously launched Outlook or already have another account configured select the Tools menu, then the Accounts options and proceed to Step 5. 

  4. Enter your full email address (i.e. username@student.ysu.edu if you are a student or username@ysu.edu if you are an employee)

  5. Check the box to make Outlook the default application for mail, calendar, and contacts.

  6. Click the Add Account button.

Reference this document for more detailed information. If you are unable to successfully set up your email in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac, please record the error message you receive and submit a service request or contact the YSU Service Desk at 330-941-1595 or servicedesk@ysu.edu.

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