How to Add a New Office 365 Account to Outlook

NOTE: Office 365 is designed to work best with Office 2016, Office 2013, and Office 2016 for Mac. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010, Office 2007, and Office for Mac 2011 may work with Office 365 with reduced functionality.

If you have never added your UofS Office 365 email to Outlook, and are using a self managed or personally owned Windows computer, or a computer managed by the Saskatchewan Health Authority / Saskatoon Health Region (SHR), please follow the directions below to add one:

1. Click on the Windows Start button in bottom left corner and type Control Panel.

2. Click on Control Panel when it is displayed in the menu:

control panel

3. If in Category view, click the drop down for View by and select one of the icon views:

icon view

4. Find Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016) or Mail - 32 and click it:


5. Click Show Profiles:

click show profiles

6. Click Add:

click add

NOTE: If you have not setup an account in Outlook before, you will not need to click Add.  You will just be asked to type in a Profile Name

7. Type in a new Profile Name (i.e. uofs) and click OK:

type in a new name for the profile and click ok

8. Type in your for email address (i.e.

type in your for email address

9. Click Next

10. If asked Allow this website to configure your server settings:

  • check Don't ask me about this website again
  • click Allow

click allow

11. If asked for a password:

  • type in your NSID password,
  • check Remember my credentials 
  • click OK:

type password

12. If Set up Outlook Mobile on my phone, too is checked, uncheck it:

uncheck mobile setup

13. Click Finish

14. For When starting Microsoft Outlook, use this profile, select Always use this profile:

select your new profile name

15. Select the new Profile Name you created in Step 7.

16. Click OK.

17. Open Outlook and let it download / sync your email.

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