Instructions for configuring Outlook app for Android

Set up Outlook for Android for the first time

  1. Install the Outlook for Android app from the Google Play Store and then open it.

Tap Get Started if this is your first time.

Otherwise, to add another email account, open the Menu Menu > Settings Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account. Then skip to step 4 under Set up another email account below.



  1. Outlook may detect your Google accounts as well as other email accounts. To add them to Outlook for Android, tap Google Connect Account or Add Accounts and then tap OK to confirm. Tap Allow to give Outlook access to your Contacts.

If you don't want to add these accounts or Contacts, tap Skip and then go to step 4 under Set up another email account below.


  1. Select the accounts you'd like to add and tap Add Account. You may be asked to sign in.


To add another email account, tap Continue and go to Step 4, otherwise tap Skip.

Note: If your account is not automatically found, enter your company email address, tap Add Account, then enter your password when prompted.

Set up another email account


  1. Enter your full email address, then tap Continue.

  1. Enter your email account password and tap Sign In or Next.

You're now ready to start using Outlook for Android! 

General steps to set up an Exchange or Office 365 work or school account manually

  1. In Outlook for Android, go to Settings Settings button > Add Account > Add Email Account.
  2. Enter email address. Tap Continue.
  3. Tap Setup account manually if available, and then on the email provider page choose Exchange and toggle Advanced Settings on.
  4. Enter your server setting details, if available and then tap the checkmark icon.

Incoming Server Settings

  • Domain\Username 
    Enter your full email address, such as, or
  • Password 
    Use the password that you use to access your email.
  • Server
    • Office 365 work or school accounts - Use
  • Port 
    Use 443 or 993.
  • Security type 
    Select SSL/TLS or make sure the Use secure connection (SSL) checkbox is checked, then tap Next.

Outgoing SMTP Server Settings

  • SMTP Server
    • Office 365 work or school accounts - Use
  • Security Type 
    Choose TLS.
  • Port Number 
    Enter 587. Tap Next.
  1. You may be prompted to enter your email account password again or agree to/activate any necessary permissions.
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