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Outlook 2016 Setup for Mac

Instructions for Outlook first time setup on a Mac

First Time Setup

1. Open Outlook. The Outlook icon should be located in the Dock or can be found in Finder > Applications.

Outlook Icon

2.  A Welcome to Outlook screen will popup. Click the Right Arrow.

Welcome to Outlook

3. Click Get started.

Get Started

4. Choose what theme you would like in Outlook.

Choose theme

5. Click Start Using Outlook.

Start Using Outlook

6. To begin setting up your Rice email, click Add Account.

Add Rice account

7. At the Add an Account window, click Other Email.

Other email

8. Enter your Rice Email address ( or in the E-mail address field. Type in your Netid password the Password field. The window will than expand to fill out the IMAP account information:

  • Enter your Netid in the User Name field
  • Select IMAP for Type
  • Enter for Incoming Server
  • Check Override default port and Use SSL to connect (recommended)
  • Enter 993 for incoming server port
  • Enter for Outgoing Server
  • Check Override default port and Use SSL to connect (recommended)
  • Enter 465 for outgoing server port

Click Add Account

IMAP Account Information

9. Click More Options under Outgoing Server. Verify Use Incoming Server Info is selected for Authentication. Click OK.

SMTP settings

Close the Account window when all is complete. You will than see your Rice email sync in your Inbox. If you have any questions, please contact the Rice OIT Help Desk at x4357 or submit a ticket to

Keywords:first time setup, Microsoft, Outlook, 2016, Mac, mail client, Apple, Rice email   Doc ID:70807
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-02-17 16:06 CDTUpdated:2022-02-18 16:38 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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