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There are several ways to configure a new email account in Microsoft Outlook 2013. For users who are authenticating against UOA the setup process should be  pretty automatic, but in situations were a user is not authenticating against UOA manual setup is needed.

One of the options is as follow..


For people logging into UOA Outlook 2013 should configure itself by just opening Outlook 2013 and allowing it to configure itself, without the need for user intervention. If you are setting up Outlook 2013 in other situations you may have to set it up at least partially using manually and can follow the steps below.

Go to the Mail Control Panel in Control Panels and open it.

Mail among the control Panels


select Add  to create a mail profile,  give it a suitable name and click OK. You will probably want to to choose Always use this profile.


Open Mail Control Panel

Setting up a new profile in the Mail Control Panel


Naming the mail profile

Creating a new profile


if you are logging into an account with UOA authentication and using your upi for your account name, with Luck your email account will automatically configure itself.


Automatic email account setup

Outlook 2013 has detected my email account


Account has been created

Your account has been created click finish to finish creating the email account

If your account does not auto configure correctly select Manual setup or additional server types.

manually setting up email account

Setting up the account manually

Choose Microsoft Exchange Server or Compatible Service for the account type.

Select the Exchange option for your email account

Use the Exchange option for your mail account


The client will try and populate your User Name  but you will probably have to add the server and click Check Name you may need to change the User Name if it is not able to find your email account. Click on More Settings and look to see what is set up, the settings below are what was automatically set by Outlook 2013 for my account.

Mail more setting General Tab

General tab outlook mail settings


Outlook 2013 Advanced tab settings

Advanced Tab  Outlook mail settings


Outlook 2013 Security tab settings

Security Tab Outlook mail settings


Outlook 2013 Connection Tab settings

Connection tab Outlook email settings


outlook 2013 exchange Proxy settings

Exchange proxy settings


Your email account should now be set up click Finished to close the setup.

Outlook 2013 mail account setup finished

Outlook 2013 email account setup finished