This tutorial guides a user through the setup of a JMU Exchange email account in Outlook 2016. The first steps are slightly different depending on whether this is the first account added or an additional account. The steps are the same for Outlook 2013.

Opening the Add Account wizard if this is your first time setting up Outlook

  1. Open Outlook 2016.
  1. The Outlook 2016 Startup window will appear. Click the Next button in the bottom right of the window.

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  1. In the next window, make sure Yes is selected to configure an email account then click Next.

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Opening the Add Account wizard if you are adding an additional account to Outlook

  1. Open Outlook 2016. Click the blue File tab in the top left corner of the window.
  1. Under Account Information, click Add Account.

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Using the Add Account wizard

  1. The auto discovery feature fills in Your Name and your Email Address. Click the Next button in the lower right of the window.

    If you are not logged in to a computer joined to JMUAD, or you are adding an additional account to Outlook you will need to enter your name, email address, and eID password.

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  1. The system automatically configures the connections to the Exchange email server. When the screen indicates that the account is successfully configured, click the Finish button.

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  1. If you receive a message prompting you to allow autodiscover.jmu.edu to configure server settings, click Allow.

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  1. Outlook will open with the email account listed in the left hand column.

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