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Set Up Outlook for Windows

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer (2013 and 2016); Windows Vista or newer (2010)

Applies To: UB  faculty and staff on UBmail Powered by Exchange

Last Updated: March 9, 2016

1.  Open Outlook.

  • If the Microsoft Outlook Startup wizard displays automatically, on the first page of the wizard click Next. Then, on the E-mail Accounts page of the wizard, click Next again to set up an email account.
  • If the Microsoft Outlook Startup wizard doesn't appear, on the Outlook toolbar click the File tab. Then, just above the Account Settings button, click Add Account.

2.  On the Auto Account Setup page, Outlook may try to automatically fill in the Your Name and E-mail Address settings based on how you're logged on to your computer.

  • If the settings are filled in and they're correct, click Next to have Outlook finish setting up your account.
  • If the settings aren't filled in or aren't correct, fill in you first and last name as you want it to appear on email messages you send.
    • Your email address is your UBITName@buffalo.edu           
    • Your password, which you need to enter twice, is your UBIT Password.

3.  Click Next on the Auto Account Setup page of the wizard.

4. Outlook performs an autodiscover to find your Exchange email server settings. Click Allow.

5.  You may be required to log on to the Exchange server once your mailbox is discovered. If so:

  • Office 2010 and 2013: Enter ad\ followed by your UBITName in the User name field and your UBIT Password in the Password field.
  • Office 2016: Choose Other Account, then enter ad\ followed by your UBITName in the User name field, then enter your UBIT password in the Password field.

6.  If Outlook is able to set up your account, you'll see the following: Your e-mail account is successfully configured. Click Finish.

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