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Use your Local Outlook with Office 365

An Office 365 tutorial by Peter Kalmström

Office 365 logoIn 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 again.

These are the steps to set up Outlook with Office 365:
  1. Open Outlook on your PC.

  2. A. If it is the first time you use Outlook you will directly be asked to set up an e-mail account. Select the radio button Yes and click on Next.
    B. If you are already using Outlook with another account, click on 'Add account, under the FILE tab.

  3. Fill your name and your Office 365 user name and password.

  4. Click on Next. Now your Office 365 mailbox settings will be detected.

  5. (You might have to enter the password again.)

  6. Click Finish when the green arrows are displayed.

  7. Now you are connected to your Office 365 account.
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 under 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.

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