How to configure Outlook 2016 for Office 365

Setup guide to add a new email account to Outlook 2016.

Configuring Your Account

  1. Open Outlook 2016.
  2. Click to open the File tab.
  3. From the File tab, click Info and then click Add Account.

4. From the Add Account page:


5. Setup your email account

    1. Select Email Account.
    2. Enter your full name as you want it to appear on your email account.
    3. Enter and retype your Office365 that BaseHost password that BaseHost provided you.
    4. Click Next.

     5. Click Finish.


To manually set up an account:

  1. Choose Manual setup or additional server types > Next.
  2. Select the type of account you need, and choose Next.
  3. Fill-in the following information (server settings are at the top of this page): 

    Your NameEmail AddressAccount TypeIncoming mail serverOutgoing mail serverUser Name, and Password.
    POP settings	
    Server name:
    Port: 995
    Encryption method: SSL
    IMAP settings	
    Server name:
    Port: 993
    Encryption method: SSL
    SMTP settings	
    Server name:
    Port: 587
    Encryption method: TLS or STARTTLS​​
  4. Choose Test Account Settings to verify the information you entered. 

    Note: If the test fails, choose More Settings. Your administrator might have you make additional changes, including entering specific ports for the incoming server (POP3) or outgoing server (SMTP). You can also try changing the outgoing authentication method from TLS to START or Auto.
  5. Choose Next > Finish.
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