What Are the Outlook.com Exchange Settings?

Access Outlook.com mail in your favorite email client

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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, you can also access all your online folders, contacts, calendars, to-do items and more with any Exchange client—including Outlook for Windows and Mac, Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android, as well as third-party programs such as iOS Mail or eM Client.

Outlook.com) Exchange Settings

  • Outlook.com Exchange server address: outlook.office365.com
    • The full URL is https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx​, but you should not need this.
  • Port: 443
  • Username: Your full Outlook.com email address
    • ​​The address should include the domain name such as "@outlook.com"or "@hotmail.com." 
    • ​Make sure you do not use an Outlook.com alias for the username.
  • Password: Your Outlook.com password
    • Create and use an application password if your Outlook.com account uses two-step authentication.
  • TLS/SSL encryption required: yes

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

Outlook.com Exchange ActiveSync Settings

Previously, Outlook.com and Hotmail (which became part of Outlook in 2013) offered Exchange ActiveSync access.

 Here are the settings for accessing incoming messages and online folders in an Exchange-enabled email program, cellphone or mobile device.

  • MSN Hotmail Exchange ActiveSync server address: m.hotmail.com
  • Domain: (leave empty)
  • Username: Your full MSN Hotmail email address (not an alias)
  • Password: Your MSN Hotmail password
  • TLS/SSL encryption required: yes
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