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Configure Outlook for Mac 2011 for MIT Exchange Service


If you do not already have Outlook for Mac 2011, see Outlook for Mac 2011: How to Obtain.

If you are upgrading from Entourage on the same computer, your account information should be automatically imported.

Note: If you have not changed your Kerberos password since March 2008, see [archive:Changing MIT Kerberos Account Password] and change your password before you attempt to configure your account.

Configure Outlook for Mac 2011 to Access Your MIT Email Account

The Automatic account configuration feature will start the first time you open Outlook for Mac 2011 and help you configure your MIT Exchange email and calendaring account settings for your e-mail accounts. (without migrating any local data from your old computer)

Additional instructions can be found here: Add an Exchange account

Illustrating these for the MIT environment:

  1. Initialize Outlook for Mac 2011
    1. If you are new to Outlook or are installing Outlook on a new computer, the Welcome to Outlook window will have a button for Add Account.

    2. If you don't have the Welcome screen, you can open the Accounts preferences from the menu Outlook > Preferences or from the menu Tools > Accounts.
      From the Accounts pane, click Exchange Account from the center,
      or click the Plus button at the bottom-left corner and choose the Exchange... item.

  2. Enter your account information.

    • For E-mail address, put your MIT email address.
    • For Method, choose User Name and Password
    • For User name, put and a backslash ** and your username
    • Make sure Configure automatically is enabled
    • Press the Add an Account button.
  3. Outlook will detect your settings, and then will return you to the Account overview screen. Press the red button to close the preferences window.

    You may see an Internet Security Warning dialog box if you have not already installed an MIT CA Certificate for Safari. To prevent this security warning dialog from occurring each time you log on to Microsoft Outlook, install the MIT CA Certificate for Safari. The easiest way to instal the MIT CA Certificate is to use [CertAid 2.0].
    (Alternate instructions are at: [Install MIT CA (Certificate Authority) in Safari on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6])

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