What Are the Outlook.com Exchange Settings?

Access Outlook.com mail in your favorite email client

A screen shot of the Microsoft Outlook interface

 Joli Ballew

You need the Outlook.com Exchange server settings to set up Outlook Mail in your email program as an Exchange account.

With the right Exchange server configuration strings and ports, not only can you send and receive email using an Outlook.com account, but you can also access all your online folders, contacts, calendars, to-do items, and more.

Outlook.com Exchange Server Settings

These are the correct Exchange settings you need for Outlook Mail:

  • Exchange Server Address: outlook.office365.com
  • Exchange Port: 443
  • Exchange Username: Your full Outlook.com email address
  • Exchange Password: Your Outlook.com password
  • Exchange TLS/SSL Encryption Required: Yes

The full URL is https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx, but you shouldn't need it. Create and use an application password if your Outlook.com account uses two-factor authentication.

Tips and More Information

Connecting to an Exchange server with the information from above is possible so long as the email client supports Exchange. Some examples include Microsoft Outlook for Windows and Mac, Outlook for iOS and Android, and other email applications like iOS Mail and eM Client.

As an alternative to Outlook.com Exchange access, you can also set up an email program to download mail from Outlook.com using the IMAP or using POP protocols. IMAP and POP are less convenient, though, and are limited to email-only access.

To send mail through the email program, you need to use SMTP settings, since POP and IMAP only cover downloading messages.