Microsoft Outlook 2016

General Information

Microsoft released a new version of Office for Mac, Office 2016. It contains the Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook and requires OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later. The application can be installed in addition to an existing installation of Office for Mac 2011.


After starting Outlook, open the menu Outlook → Preferences → Accounts…, click on the “+” button and chose “Exchange…” to add an account.

Enter your account information in the following window.

E-mail address: your e-mail address (e.g. or
Authentication method: User Name and Password
User name: domain and username
Password: your personal password
Configure automatically: check the box

With automatic configuration, Outlook is able to retrieve all required information via autodiscover. The account is set up and Outlook will display an overview of the retrieved information.

The account is now set up. If desired, the account description can be modified according to your own needs. Outlook is now able to synchronize e-mails, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes with the Exchange server.

As with Outlook 2011, additional settings are available in the menu Outlook → Preferences → Accounts → Advanced, e.g. adding a certificate for signed or encrypted e-mails in the “Security” section.

The menu Outlook → Preferences also offers personal settings like signatures, rules or default fonts.


If the autodiscover mode does not run smoothly, you can enter the following data manually in the menu Outlook → Preferences → Accounts → Advanced → Server:

Microsoft Exchange Server:
Use SSL to connect: check the box
Directory Service Server:

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