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Configuring Outlook

1. Add a new profile

  1. Open Mail in Windows Control Panel via Start, Control Panel, Mail

N.B. Windows 7 and 8 users may need to do a search inside their Control Panel to find the Mail icon as it’s not normally shown

  1. The Mail Setup - Outlook screen opens

  1. Select Show Profiles… button to see a list of current profiles

  1. To create a new profile, click the Add button. A new Profiles dialogue box appears

  1. Type in a name of your choice for the new profile and click OK
  2. The Add New Account setup screen opens:

  1. The set up instructions now follow those given from point 7 of the First Time Configuration instructions
  1. Ensure that your new profile is set under "Always use this profile" and click Apply

2. First Time Configuration

  1. After you have installed Microsoft Office on your PC, select Outlook 2013 from
    Start, All Programs, Microsoft Office 2013, Outlook 2013
  2. The Welcome to Microsoft Outlook 2013 dialogue opens:

Click on the Next button to continue

  1. The Microsoft Outlook Account Setup screen opens. Select the Yes and click on Next

  1. The Add Account setup screen opens:

You now need to add in the following information:

  • Your preferred name
  • Your email address
  • Your Oxford Account (Single Sign-on) password
  1. Once you have added the account information the Next button will become clickable. Click on the Next button to start the auto-configuration of your account
  2. Outlook auto-discovery service will now search for your account details on Nexus:

  1. A warning box will appear asking if you will allow autodiscover.nexus.ox.ac.uk website to configure your account. Click on theAllow button to continue

  1. A login box now appears which is partially completed.

However, the information shown will be wrong. You need to type in your username in the form of abcd1234@nexus.ox.ac.uk. Then type in your Oxford Account (Single Sign-on) password

  1. The auto-discovery service will now access your details and, once done, will show that the process has been successful:

  1. Click on the Finish button to complete the wizard.