Use your Local Outlook with Office 365
An Office 365 tutorial by Peter Kalmström
this tutorial Peter Kalmström, shows how to set up a client
based version of Outlook to work with your Office 365 Exchange
mailbox. With such a set up you can work with Outlook in
your PC even if you are not connected to the internet. Your
local PC will synchronize with Office 365 once you are online
Peter uses Windows 10 for the demo, but if you have a lower
Windows version you can go directly to the second step below.
It will also work, even if you will have to enter your Office
365 e-mail address and login details.
Connect Windows 10 to Office 365
The first step is to set your Windows 10 PC to connect to
your Office 365 account. When that is done, Windows will
handle your Office 365 login details.
- On your PC, click on the Windows icon to open the
- Click on the Settings icon and then on 'Accounts'.
- Click on 'Connect work or school'.
- Click on 'Connect' and log in to your Office 365
Open Office 365 Outlook in local Outlook
Next step is to open your Office 365 Outlook in your local
Outlook on the PC.
If it is the first time you use Outlook, answer Yes to connect
to an e-mail account.
If you are already using Outlook with another account, click
on 'Add account, under the File tab, and enter the e-mail
address of your Office 365 account.
In both cases, enter your password to have the connection
By default Office 2013 and 2016 saves e-mails from the last
12 months on the computer. To change this setting, open
the Account Settings under the File tab and select the account
that you want to change. Click on Change and drag the bar
at the checked box for Use Cached Exchange Mode to the desired
value. Click on Next and Finish. The change will take effect
when you have restarted Outlook.