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Outlook 2011

 Configuring and Using Outlook 2011

If you do not currently use Outlook with another email address, follow the directions below. If you are already an Outlook user, skip to the directions for viewing multiple accounts.

Initial Setup

    1. Once Outlook is open, go to the "Tools" menu and click "Accounts."
    2. Click on "Exchange Account."
    3. Enter your full email address. (This will be either or, based on how your name appears on your Dartmouth ID card.)
    4. Make sure the Method tab is "User Name and Password."
    5. In the "User name" field, enter (e.g.,
    6. Make sure the "Configure automatically" box is checked.

Make sure the 'Configure automatically' box is checked

  1. Click "Add Account."
  2. When the pop-up window appears, check the box that says "Always use my response for this server" and then click "Allow."
  3. Your email should now appear in the left-hand column of the "Accounts" menu window and in the "Inbox" window.

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If you need assistance learning how to use any of the functions of Outlook you can follow these simple tutorials.

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Viewing Multiple Accounts

If you already use Outlook for another email address, you can choose to view multiple accounts within one inbox. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. With the program open, go to the "Tools" menu and click "Accounts."
  2. You should see your older BlitzMail account in the left-hand column. Click on this and make sure it says "IMAP Account" under the account name on the right.
  3. In the bottom-left corner of the window, click on the "-" sign and then click on the "Delete" button.
  4. In the bottom-left corner of the window, click on the "+" sign to open a drop down menu. Select "Exchange". (You can use "Email" option if you wish to add an account that is not part of Dartmouth's cloud server).
  5. Go to step #3 in the directions for first time users ("Enter your full email address") and follow the steps from there.

Warning: If you are adding a second email address to Outlook 2011, make sure you are not currently logged into the account elsewhere during set-up (e.g., on another computer or a mobile device). This can possibly cause errors and will definitely make everything extremely slow.

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