To set up an email account in Outlook for Android: 

Exchange or OWA-only mailbox
POP/IMAP mailbox

Exchange or OWA-only mailbox

  1. Enable ActiveSync on the mailbox.
    Read the Knowledge Base article on How Do I Activate ActiveSync Service For A User? for instructions.
    Read the Knowledge Base article on ActiveSync For OWA-Only Mailboxes for more information.
  2. Open Outlook App, enter your full email address and click Continue.
  3. Select Exchange as your account type.

    Automatic

  4. Enter your email, password, and a name for the account (for example Exchange) and tap Check to attempt automatic configuration.

    Enter credentials

  5. Enter all the settings manually if automatic configuration fails.
    To specify server settings manually, click Advanced settings. After filling in all the fields, tap Check.

    Advanced settings

    • Server: your Exchange Proxy server name. You can find the server name in CONTROL PANEL under Services > Mailboxes > Mobile > ActiveSync page or in My Services > ActiveSync. 
    • Domain\Username: Enter the ActiveSync domain in ALL CAPS, followed by a backslash (\) and the ActiveSync username.
    • ActiveSync domain and username that can be found in CONTROL PANEL under Services > Mailboxes > Mobile > ActiveSync page or in My Services > ActiveSync.

Note: OWA-only mailbox cannot be connected to Outlook app via IMAP protocol.

POP/IMAP mailbox

  1. Open Outlook, enter your full email address and click Continue
    Enter email address.
  2. Click on Question Mark -> Change account provider. Select IMAP as your account type.
    Important: We strongly recommend to use the IMAP protocol instead of POP protocol as POP protocol is considered to be outdated and can cause the performance issues for your mailbox. 
    Choose account type
  3. Enter credentials and tap Check to use automatic configuration.
    Enter credentials
  4. Enter all the settings manually and tap Check if automatic configuration fails.
    • To specify server settings manually, click Show advanced settings.
      IMAP Incoming Mail Server: you can find the incoming mail server in CONTROL PANEL under Services > Mailboxes > POP/IMAP Email > View Instructions 
    • IMAP Username: your full email address
    • IMAP Password: your mailbox password
    • SMTP Outgoing Mail Server: you can find the incoming mail server in CONTROL PANEL under Services > Mailboxes > POP/IMAP Email > View Instructions 
    • SMTP Username: your full email address
    • SMTP Password: your mailbox password
      Enter server settings

Note: Outlook app does not support shared folders.