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Put the power of Outlook 2013 behind your email

With Outlook 2013, it’s easier than ever to connect to your personal email accounts that support the rich capabilities of Exchange Active Sync – including your new email address. No longer do you need the Outlook Connector (OLC) add-in to do this.

Outlook 2013 uses newly-added support for the rich Exchange Active Sync (EAS) protocol that has become the gold standard used by smartphones and other mobile devices. EAS will sync mail, calendar, contacts and tasks from your account! We’ve heard many requests from users who want to sync their tasks from an account, and now you can.

It’s very easy to set up. In just a few minutes you’ll have the full power of the Outlook app for your personal email.

  1. Go to File | Add Account.
  2. Enter your email (or other email that supports EAS) and Password.
  3. Click Next, wait for the connection to complete, and click Finish.

You’re all set!

Setting up custom domains

If you have a custom domain that is connected to, you can still connect it to Outlook using manual configuration.

  1. In the Add Account window, select Manual setup or additional server types and then click Next.
  2. Select or Exchange ActiveSync compatible service and then click Next.
  3. Enter the required information, specifying as your server name.
  4. Click Next, wait for the connection to complete, then click Finish.

    Migrating from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013

    If you use Outlook 2010 with OLC and you upgrade to Outlook 2013, your Hotmail accounts automatically get migrated to connect via EAS. There is no need to add accounts again. When you open your new Outlook 2013 you’ll be able to access the personal email accounts you had set up.

    If you think something is missing after you upgrade, check out this article for some tips.

    We plan to continue improving support for in future releases, so please provide us with your feedback in the comments below.


    –Teresa Thomas, Outlook Program Manager

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