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Exchange: Configuration settings for Mac OS X Outlook 2011 email
The instructions below are for configuring an Exchange e-mail and calendaring account in Outlook 2011 on Mac OS X computers.


Outlook 2011 is the e-mail and calendaring program included with Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac OS X computers.

In Exchange mode
  • Start Outlook
  • From the Outlook menu select Preferences
  • Select Accounts
  • Click the plus (+) button at lower left and select Exchange from the drop-down menu
  • Enter the following information:
    • Email address:
    • Method: User Name and Password
    • User name: princeton\netid
    • Password: your Princeton password
    • Enable Configure automatically

  • Click Add Account
  • Close the Accounts preferences window
  • From the Tools menu select Junk E-mail Protection
  • Set the level of junk e-mail protection to None
  • Import data from a previous identity. See Importing data from a previous identity section below.

Importing data from a previous Entourage identity
To import local e-mail, calendar, contacts, etc. from a previous Entourage identity, do the following:

  • Start Outlook
  • From the File menu select Import
  • Select Entourage information from an archive or earlier version
  • Select Entourage 2008 (including Web Services Edition)
  • Uncheck Accounts. Leave all other items selected.
  • Select the identity to be imported
  • Click Finish when the import process is complete

Show local folders On My Computer
Local folders are hidden by default. Follow these steps to display them.
  • From the Outlook menu select Preferences
  • Select the General icon
  • Uncheck "Hide On My Computer folders"

Ungroup similar folders after importing
Local folders can be displayed separately from server folders, if preferred.
  • From the Outlook menu select Preferences
  • Select the General icon
  • Uncheck "Group similar folders..."

Last Updated:
December 14, 2015

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