Outlook | Adding Your Account to Microsoft Outlook

This KB Article provides the initial steps to add your account to Microsoft Outlook for the first time.

First, launch Microsoft Outlook. It may be available as an icon pinned to the lower-left taskbar, it may be a tile in the Windows start menu, or you may wish to search for "outlook" in the Windows start menu.

Outlook 2016 Icon
At the Welcome to Microsoft Outlook prompt, click Next.

Click Next at the Welcome to Microsoft Outlook prompt.


At the Microsoft Outlook Account Setup prompt, leave the radio button selected to Yes and click Next.

Click Next at the Microsoft Outlook Account Setup prompt.

At the Add Account prompt, Your Name and E-Mail Address will automatically populate. Click Next.

Click Next at the Add Account prompt.


You will then be prompted to multifactor authenticate using Duo. Please see Duo for more information.

Finally, click Finish.

Click Finish at the Add Account prompt.


Outlook will then begin the process of syncing your mailbox content, calendars, contacts, and settings from the cloud. Depending on the size of your mailbox, this will take some time. You can monitor the status bar along the bottom of Outlook. The sync has completed when it indicates that All folders are up to date.

The bottom status bar will provide the status of the mailbox sync--complete when All folders are up to date.


You will also need to click the expansion triangle next to your Inbox to expand and view any folders in your Inbox.

Click the triangle next to Inbox to expand and view your folders.



Keywords:mailbox,outlook,account,first,setup,email outlookfirst   Doc ID:88205
Owner:Thom W.Group:Fox Valley Technical College
Created:2018-12-05 08:32 CSTUpdated:2018-12-07 09:15 CST
Sites:Fox Valley Technical College
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