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Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac

After installing Office 2011 there are two ways to configure, depending whether you had Entourage from Office 2008 installed and configured.  Another consideration is whether you get your e-mail from the NDSU IMAP server or from the new NDSU Outlook.

First we will look at doing a manual configuration of Outlook 2011.  If you had Entourage installed before installing Office 2011, see the Migration/Importing instructions below.

Manual Configuration of Outlook 2011 for NDSU Outlook (BPOS) and the IMAP server

1. When you first start Outlook 2011, you will be presented with a welcome screen. There is a check box that allows us to make Outlook 2011 the default application for e-mail, calendar and contacts.  It is recommended that you check this box.  At the bottom, you are offered buttons to either "Add Account" or "Import" (from Entourage).  For this discussion, we want to click on the "Add Account" button.  

this is the Welcome screen you see when first starting Outlook 2011

When you click Add Account, you will be presented with the following screen:

2.  The first "Add an Account" screen looks like this. 

this is the Add and Account first screen, select either Exchange Account or E-mail Account

Depending on whether you get your mail from the older IMAP server for on campus e-mail, or the new BPOS server for NDSU Outlook, will decide which account type to add.  For IMAP click on the "E-Mail Account" icon, for NDSU Outlook (BPOS) click on the "Exchange Account" icon.

Depending on which you choose, you will get one of the following screens:

3a.  Configuring NDSU Outlook for those that selected "Exchange Account" - If you selected "E-Mail Account" to configure IMAP, skip to step "3b."

You get this screen by clicking on the Exchange Account Icon.   This is the screen that we enter the NDSU Outlook account server settings.  Be sure to un-check the "Configure automatically" check box.

 

Here I have filled in for a sample user showing where first and last names go.  Use your first and last names were appropriate, also make sure you use the correct spellings for your e-mail account.

Once those values are entered, click on "Add Account", but we are not done yet.  When you click on Add Account you should have the following screen showing:

 

This is where we would also make further changes to our account in the future.  For now we want to go back in and check the advanced settings.  Click on the "Advanced" button on the lower right hand corner of the screen.  You should see the following screen:

Check the spelling of the Server at the top of the screen, also make sure that "Use SSL to connect ..." is checked.  Once these values are correct, click OK.  You should be back at the Accounts screen with your NDSU Outlook account showing.  There should be a green dot to the left of the account name, this means that it's been tested and seems to be working OK.

3b. Configuring Outlook 2011 for the campus IMAP accounts.

Here we have click on the E-mail Account Icon.  This is the screen that we enter the IMAP account server settings.  Be sure to un-check the "Configure automatically" check box.

 

 

Here I have filled in for a sample user showing where first and last names go.  Use your first and last names were appropriate, also make sure you use the correct spellings for your e-mail account.  Notice that the Outgoing server uses : 587 for an override default port.

 

 Migration/Importing Instructions

Under construction, please check back later...

 

 


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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM