Office 365 Setup Tips for Outlook and Mobile Devices

I was having a lot of trouble getting my Office 365 account setup in Outlook and on mobile until I found these tips. Note that at the time I did not have the settings setup to autodiscover. If you don’t have autodiscover turned on properly then you will definitely need this as help.

Check out the post at http://y0av.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/configure-outlook-for-office-365-manually/. When setting up the account as “Exchange” on mobile try using just “*****.outlook.com” and not adding the “mailbox” part if it does not work with “mailbox” in there.

Basically you just go to “Help > About” and then use the “Hostname” or “Host address” as the Exchange server.

Here is a pdf of the site linked to above in case it ever goes down.

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7 thoughts on “Office 365 Setup Tips for Outlook and Mobile Devices

  1. This is by far the most efficient setup guide that I have ever read on “outlook” & “mobile devices” so far. I never thought that it could be a very simple process like you advocated in your guide. This has changed the way I treat outlook set up but not any more. I should use this approach.

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