Outlook 2011 for Mac setup instructions

 This article applies only to Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 mailboxes. Outlook 2011 for Mac does not support Exchange 2003, as it uses Exchange Web Services to connect.To set up Outlook 2011 for Mac:

    1. Open Outlook and navigate to Tools > Accounts.
    2. In the Accounts window, click the plus sign (+) in the lower left-hand corner and choose Exchange.
    3. In the new window, fill in the following fields, then click Add Account.E-mail address: Enter your primary email address (UPN) for your Exchange mailbox.
      Method: Select User Name and Password.
      User name (use one of the following):
         A. Type your mailbox username in DOMAINUsername format.
         B. Type your primary email address.
      Password: Type your mailbox password.
    4. Outlook will attempt to determine settings for the new Exchange account automatically.For this step, the instructions depend on whether you have Autodiscovery set up:
      • If an Autodiscover record is configured for the domain name, Outlook will determine settings automatically. You will get a prompt such as the one below. Select the option Always use my response for this server and click the Allow button.Important: you will still need to configure Directory Service to perform Global Address List lookups. Please skip to step 5.
      • If no Autodiscover record exists for the domain, Outlook 2011 will prompt you for the server name. To find out the correct server name:
        • Exchange 2007: It should be similar to https://owa0xx.serverdata.net/EWS/Exchange.asmx, where owa0xx.serverdata.net is an Exchange Proxy Server
        • Exchange 2010: In CONTROL PANEL, navigate to  Get Started > Step 2 > Entourage Setup Instructions > Step 4 > If no Autodiscover record exists for the domain.
  • To perform Global Address List lookups, you need to configure Directory Service. To do this, navigate to Outlook > Tools > Accounts, select the newly created Exchange account, and click the Advanced  button in the lower right-hand corner of the window.

    In the Server section, under Directory service:
  • Make sure that the Override default port and Login with my Exchange account credentials options are checked.
  • The option Use SSL to connect (recommended) should be checked.
  • Change the port number to 636.
  • Server and Search base: Type in your server and search base. To find the correct settings for your account: