NOTE: If you’re using Outlook 2010 with Office 365 for business, you need to set up your desktop before you can set up Outlook to access your account. See Set up Office 2010 desktop programs to work with Office 365 for business.
In many cases, Outlook can set up your account for you with only an email address and a password. When you launch Outlook for the very first time, the Auto Account Wizard launches.
To automatically set up an account
NOTE: If the wizard didn't open or if you want to add an additional email account, on the toolbar choose the File tab.
NOTE: If you receive an error message after choosing Next, double check your email address and password. If both are correct, chooseManual setup or additional server types. For instructions on this option, see the next section.
If setup didn't complete, Outlook may ask you to try again using an unencrypted connection to the mail server. If that doesn't work, you can choose Manual setup or additional server types.
To manually set up an account