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Configure Outlook 2013 for Desktop (Windows)

Along with the web version, Office 365 also has a desktop version. To configure Office 365 Outlook on a Windows computer, see the instructions below.

  1. Enable Modern Authentication by downloading and opening Cal Poly Office 365 Enabler.
  2. On the desktop, search for Outlook 2013.
  3. A Welcome screen should appear. Select Next.

    Welcome to Outlook 2013
  4. A screen will appear asking if you would like to connect Outlook to an email account. Select Yes and then click Next.

    Adding an Email Account
  5. Enter your Cal Poly email address and select Next.

    Outlook Email Account Setup
  6. Outlook will begin to search for the Cal Poly email server.

    Configuring Outlook Email Account
  7. A Microsoft Outlook window should appear. If you are attempting to configure Outlook off campus, this window may not show up. If it does, fill in the username and password fields with your Cal Poly credentials.

    Outlook Connecting to Servers 
  8. Outlook 2013 should now be configured on your desktop. Select "Finish."

    Outlook Configuration Complete

Outlook will begin to load and will open on your computer automatically.

Outlook Launching 
If you are having trouble, refer to the Troubleshooting page for installing Office 365 on desktop. 

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