• Setup email on a Windows PC with Outlook

    You CAN and SHOULD install this Outlook Assistant before Monday, March 12th.

    There is an automated option to get this done for you. It does require downloading and installing a small utility. The advantage is it will migrate any pst file you are using for archives, all your autocomplete email address, and your signatures. This is your best option for a smooth transition.

    After you download and run this utility, it will prompt you to login. This will be using your new password. Once it successfully connects, you can leave your computer on Sunday night and Outlook will be reconfigured at the cutover time which is set for midnight Sunday night.

    DO NOT complete these steps before Monday, March 12th.

    Here are the instructions to create a new profile with the new Office 365 email account. You will lose your auto complete names and your signature if you use this method.

     

    • Choose Start > Control Panel > Mail

      or

    • In Windows 10, use the Cortana search box and type Control Panel, and then click Control Panel

      or

    • Open the Control Panel, and in the Search box at the top of window, type Mail.

    • In the Mail setup window, select Show Profiles

    In the Profiles windows, click Add

    Type a name for the new profile. This name is not visible anywhere else. It is just for reference.

    Click OK

    Fill in the fields for Email Address, Password, and Retype Password

    Click Next

    Make sure both boxes are unchecked on the bottom left and click Finish

    Select Always use this profile

    From the pull down menu, select the profile name that you created

    Click OK

    Launch Outlook and it will load your new email. It will take a while to sync all folders especially if you have a large mailbox. The best thing to do is to leave your computer on overnight to let it sync all items.

    When it is complete, you will see All folders are up to date in the bottom of the Outlook window.