Office 365 Transition – Outlook Setup


Use Outlook automatic account setup for your email

Note: If you’re using Outlook 2010 with Office 365 for business, you need to set up your desktop before you can set up Outlook to access your account. See Set up Office 2010 desktop programs to work with Office 365 for business.

In many cases, Outlook can set up your account for you with only an email address and a password. When you launch Outlook for the very first time, the Auto Account Wizard launches.

To automatically set up an account

  1. Open Outlook, and when the Auto Account Wizard opens, choose Next.

    Note: If the wizard didn’t open or if you want to add an additional email account, on the toolbar choose the File tab.

    Screenshot of left section of Outlook ribbon with File selected

  2. On the E-mail Accounts page, choose Next > Add Account.Add Account command in the Backstage view
  3. On the Auto Account Setup page, enter your name, email address, and password, and then choose Next.

    Note: If you receive an error message after choosing Next, double check your email address and password. If both are correct, please contact the USI helpdesk to see if you’re locked out, or if you need a PW reset.

  4. Choose Finish.



Already had USI Email Profile on Outlook before?

Please add a New Profile to simplify your experience and keep a backup of older emails:

Create an Outlook profile

Applies To: Outlook 2013 , Outlook 2010 , More…
A profile is a critical part of your Outlook experience. The profile consists of the accounts, data files, and settings that specify where your email messages are saved.

Note: To create a new profile, you’ll use your Windows Control Panel. There are different paths you can take to get to Mail settings in the Windows Control Panel. The path you take might depend on which Windows operating system—32-bit or 64-bit—you’re using, and which version of Outlook is installed.

  1. Exit Outlook, and then do one of the following:
    • Choose Start > Control Panel > Mail.or
    • Choose Start and in the Search programs and files box, type Control Panel, and then choose Mail.or
    • Open the Control Panel, and in the Search box at the top of window, type Mail.Mail Setup - Outlook dialog box that is accessed through Mail settings in the Control Panel
  2. Choose Show Profiles > Add.
  3. In the Profile Name box, type a name for the profile, and then choose OK.


You can add more (non-Exchange) mail accounts to your profile, like Gmail or Or you can change options for your account’s data files. See Edit an Outlook profile to learn how.