Configuring Outlook 2013 for Office 365 (Windows)

This page provides instructions on how to configure Outlook 2013 to access your Office 365 account using Exchange.

Outlook Tutorials on has several video tutorials that cover how to get the most out of using this program, including information about contacts and creating email filters or rules.

You will need to log into, using your USC username and password, before accessing these videos. To log in, go to and click the “Log in to” button. After you have logged into, return to this page and click one of the link below to access the videos.

Configuring Your Account

  1. Open Outlook 2013.
  2. If the Microsoft Outlook 2013 Startup wizard displays automatically:
    1. On the first page of the wizard, click Next.
    2. On the E-mail Accounts page of the wizard, click Next again to access the Add Account screen.
  3. If the Microsoft Outlook 2013 Startup wizard doesn’t appear:
    1. On the Outlook 2013 toolbar, click the File tab.
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    3. Above the Account Settings button, click Add Account.
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  4. On the Auto Account Setup page, ensure that Email Account is selected and then enter the following information:
    1. In the Your Name field, enter your name as you want it to appear on your emails.
    2. In the E-mail Address field, enter your USC email address.
    3. In the Password field, enter your USC password. Re-enter the password in the Retype Password field.
    4. Click Next.
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  5. Wait for Outlook to find your server. This could take a few minutes.
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  7. Click Finish once Outlook has completed configuring your Office 365 account.
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Note: The next time you open Outlook, the program may take some time to synchronize your mail folders.

Getting Help

For assistance configuring your email client for Office 365, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.