This article discusses Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Office 365 Preview. The info about Office 365 Preview in this article, including any links, is provided as is and is subject to change without notice.
When you try to set up a new mail account for Microsoft Office 365 by using the Add New Account wizard in Microsoft Outlook, your Outlook profile isn't automatically set up. You receive the following error message when Outlook tries to set up the server settings for your profile:
An encrypted connection to your mail services is not available
This issue occurs if one of the following is true:
- The wrong email address was entered on the Auto Account Setup page of the wizard in Outlook.
- The Autodiscover CNAME record for your domain doesn?t exist or isn?t set up correctly.
To fix this issue, use the following methods in the order in which they're listed. If the first method doesn't fix the issue, go to the next method.
sure that you enter the correct email address on the Auto Account Setup
page of the wizard in Outlook.
For more info about how to set up Outlook for Office 365, go to the following Microsoft website, and then click the link that matches the version of Outlook that you're running:
Note If this doesn?t fix the issue, go to Method 2.
Make sure that the Autodiscover CNAME record exists for your domain, and then use Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to test whether Exchange Autodiscover is working correctly. To do this, follow these steps:
Make sure that the Autodiscover CNAME record is created correctly for your email domain at your Domain Name System (DNS) host. For more info about the Autodiscover CNAME record, go to the following Microsoft website:
Use Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to test whether Autodiscover is working correctly. To do this, follow these steps:
In a web browser, browse to
On the Office 365 tab, under Microsoft Office Outlook Connectivity Tests, click Outlook Autodiscover, and then click Next.
Complete all the required fields on the form, and then click Perform Test.
the test is finished, confirm whether it's successful. If it's successful,
Autodiscover is working correctly.
Note If you can?t change or add the Autodiscover CNAME record or if this method doesn?t resolve the issue, go to Method 3.
Method 3: Manually set up Outlook
Note This method is not a
permanent solution because the location of your mailbox may change. Exchange
Autodiscover is the supported permanent solution. If you use these steps and
your mailbox server location is changed, you'll have to repeat these steps.
Manually set up Outlook to connect to Exchange Online in Office 365. To do this, follow these steps:
- Determine the mailbox server name and the proxy server URL. To do this, follow these steps:
Sign in to the Office 365 portal (
Click Outlook to open Microsoft Outlook Web App.
In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Help icon (the question mark), and then click About.
On the About page, note the Host address.
- Manually set up Outlook to connect to Exchange Online. To do this, follow these steps:
. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Mail.
Click Show Profiles and then click Add.
Type a name for the profile, and then click OK.
Click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
Click Microsoft Exchange, and then click Next.
the Server box, type the host address that you noted in step 1D.
Note This name should be the first 10 characters of the host address together with "mailbox.outlook.com" (without the quotation marks). For example, if the host address is "SN2PRD0502.outlook.com/owa," use "SN2PRD0502? together with ".mailbox.outlook.com". In this example, enter "SN2PRD0502.mailbox.outlook.com" (without the quotation marks).
Make sure that the Use Cached Exchange Mode option is selected.
In the User Name box, type your user name (for example, email@example.com), and then click More Settings.
Click the Connection tab.
Make sure that the Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP check box is selected, and then click Exchange Proxy Settings.
the Use this URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange box, type
the host address that you noted in step 1D.
Note Enter the host address without the "/owa". For example, if the host address is "SN2PRD0502.outlook.com/owa", enter "SN2PRD0502.outlook.com" (without the quotation marks).
Make sure that the Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate check box is selected, and then type msstd:outlook.com.
Click to select the On fast networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP check box, and then click to select the On slow networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP check box.
Under Proxy authentication settings, click Basic Authentication.
Click OK two times.
Click Check Names. When the server name and the user name are displayed with an underline, click Next.
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