Configure Outlook 2007/2010/2013 using the AutoConnect (AutoDiscovery) feature

Microsoft Outlook 2007/2010/2013 AutoConnect (Autodiscovery) is an Exchange Server feature that automatically configures Outlook 2007/2010/2013 profiles. The only information you need to know to set up Outlook 2007/2010/2013 using this feature is your email address and mailbox password.

To set up Outlook 2007/2010/2013 using the Autodiscovery feature:

1. Go to Start and open Control Panel. Click Mail > Show Profiles and click Add. You will see the New Profile window.  (Note, you may also add an Exchange account to an existing Profile.  You do not have to create a new one. )

2. Type a profile name and click OK.

3. Type your name, primary email address, and your mailbox password twice, then click Next.

4. When you get a security prompt, check the box Don’t ask me about this website again and then click Allow.

5. You’ll then be prompted for your user name and password. Enter your primary email address in the User name box and type your mailbox password.

6. Outlook 2007/2010 will now discover your email server settings and configure itself to connect to your mailbox.

7. When the configuration process is complete, click Finish. Now you can open your new profile in Outlook 2007/2010.

Note: If you are configuring Outlook using the Autodiscovery feature, checkbox On fast networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP is NOT checked. It can slow down Outlook performance. To check the box, check Manually configure server settings (above screenshot) > Next > More Settings > Connection > Exchange Proxy settings.


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