Configure Outlook 2013


This document describes how to configure Outlook 2013 to remote connect to the School's Microsoft Exchange Email system via an internet connection. This type of connection synchronises your email only. It is not currently possible to access contacts, calendars or task-lists through the Office 2013 suite of applications, or Windows 8.

Synchronisation allows you to work with your mailbox at home in the same was as you do at the School, keeping your mailbox view at work and at home virtually identical.

There is a lot of information here and connection times may be lengthy.


You should be familiar with Windows and Outlook before following these steps. You will need a computer with access to the internet via broadband, using a wireless or wired network.

Set up an email profile

  1. Open Start | Control Panel
  2. Enter Mail into the search box in the Control Panel window to find the Mail applet

  3. Click Mail or Mail (32 bit)


    The Mail Setup dialog box will be displayed

    Please note that the Mail icon WILL NOT appear unless you have Outlook installed.
  4. In the Mail Setup dialog box, click Show Profiles
  5. Add a new profile as follows:


    If you already have a profile: Select Prompt for a profile to be used
    This will allow you to choose from the available profiles when starting Outlook.

    If you do not have an existing profile or you are setting up Outlook for the first time:
    Ensure that the option Always use this profile is selected


    Click Add. In the Profile Name box, enter a name (e.g. your LSE username) for the new profile. This is the name that you will see when starting Outlook if you configure Outlook to prompt you for a profile to use.
  6. After choosing an existing profile or creating a new one, click OK.
  7. Choose Manually configure server settings or additional server types and then click Next

  8. Select Pop or IMAP then click Next
  9. Under User Information, in the Your Name field, enter your name
  10. In the Email Address: field, enter your LSE email address (e.g.
  11. Under Server Information, in the Account Type dropdown box, select IMAP
  12. In the Incoming Mail Server: field, enter
  13. In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): field, enter
  14. Under Logon Information in the User Name: field, enter your LSE network username in the format lse\YOURUSERNAME\YOUREMAIL ALIAS

    For example, if your username was BLOGGS and your email address was, you would enter lse\BLOGGS\j.bloggs into this field
  15. In the Password: field, enter your LSE network password

  16. In the same window, click the More Settings... button
  17. A new window will appear. Click on the Outgoing Server tab
  18. Tick the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication box, and select the Log on using option
  19. In the User Name: field, enter your LSE network username, in the format lse\YOUR USERNAME

    For example, if your username was BLOGGS, you would enter lse\BLOGGS into this field.
  20. In the Password: field, enter your LSE network password

  21. Click on the Advanced tab
  22. Under Incoming server (IMAP): change the Use the following type of encrypted connection: to SSL, and ensure the port number is changed to 993

  23. Click OK | Next
  24. Your details will then be verified and set up will complete.