Set up Outlook for Windows

How to set up Outlook on a Windows 7, 8 or 10 computer.

Instructions for:

 About these instructions
These instructions were created using Windows 7 . Steps may vary depending on your software version and computer model.
  1. Open Outlook 2010.
  2. If you’re setting up Outlook for the first time, the startup wizard will appear, click Next. Otherwise click File → Info → Add Account.
  3. Select Yes, and then click Next.
  4. Enter your name, your Essex ID in the E-mail Address box, and your password. Then click Next.
  5. If a security alert appears, click Yes.
  6. Wait for three green ticks, and then click Finish.
  7. You may be asked to restart Outlook, if so click OK.
  8. Open Outlook again.
  9. You may be asked for your credentials again, if so then enter your Essex ID and password, and ensure Remember my credentials is checked. Now click OK.
  10. After a few moments your University email should appear in your inbox.
 About these instructions
These instructions were created using Windows 7 . Steps may vary depending on your software version and computer model.
  1. Open Outlook 2013.
  2. If you’re setting up Outlook for the first time, a welcome window will appear, click Next. Otherwise click File → Info → Add Account.
  3. Select Yes, and then click Next.
  4. Enter your name, your Essex ID in the E-mail Address box, and your password. Then click Next.
  5. If a security alert appears, click Yes.
  6. Wait for three green ticks, and then click Finish.
  7. You may be asked to restart Outlook, if so click OK.
  8. Open Outlook again.
  9. You may be asked for your credentials again, if so then enter your Essex ID and password, and ensure Remember my credentials is checked. Now click OK.
  10. After a few moments your University email should appear in your inbox.

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