If you are like me, you check your email every 5 minutes, from everywhere. Being an iPhone user, I check my private as well as my corporate emails on it from the time I leave the house (or while I have breakfast) until I go to bed (just to make sure that I didn’t miss any important email! Though I rarely get one that I would classify as this important…).

Checking my Office 365 based email account on it is a fairly easy process, setting it up requires less than 5 minutes.

First, go to the iPhone’s settings. Click on Mail, Contacts, Calendars8

Next, select Add Account…

As Office 365 uses Microsoft Exchange (naturally…), click on Microsoft Exchange

You now need to enter your account information. Under both Email and Username, enter your email address. Leave Domain blank and enter your Password. Enter a descriptive name (for example again your email address) under Description

The iPhone will then try to establish a connection to the server. If it was successful, you can see a bit more information, a field called Server will show up and be filled with the relevant server URL.

If the server URL is missing, you can actually find it out by going to your web based Outlook, and select About under the help link:

A new window will pop up, and you can find the correct server URL under External POP setting:

After you confirm, as a final step you can then select what you want to synchronise. Choose a combination of Mail,Contacts, and Calendars.

If you need further help setting up your Email client, visit the official site: http://help.outlook.com/en-US/140/cc875966.aspx, or the specific article for the iPhone: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/beta/dd125429.aspx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.