Set up Outlook 2013 on your Windows 8 computer


This guide describes how staff and students can set up Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 to access their LSE email account via Office 365. This type of connection synchronises your email, calendar, and task list, and provides access to the global address list.


You should be familiar with Windows 8 and Outlook 2013. You will need an active Internet connection.

Set up Outlook 2013

Follow the steps below to configure Outlook 2013 to connect to your LSE email account.

1. Open Outlook 2013 from the Windows 8 Start screen. Simply start typing "outlook". You will see a list of search results and suggestions.


You may see a "splash screen" like the one below if this is the first time you are opening Outlook 2013. Click Next.


2. Otherwise, when Outlook 2013 is open, click the File tab and then Add Account.


3. In the Microsoft Outlook Account Setup window, click on Yes, and then Next.


4. In the Add Account window, click on E-mail Account.

5. In the Your Name: box, enter your name.

6. In the E-mail Address: box, enter your LSE email address.

7. In the Password: and Retype Password: boxes, enter your LSE Network Password. Click Next.


8. Outlook 2013 will search for your settings. This may take several minutes. You will see a window like the one below.


9. If you see a Windows Security window like the one below, type your LSE Network Password, tick the Remember my credentials box. Click OK.


10. Wait a moment, until a confirmation of setting up your account appears.


11. Click Finish.

You may need to wait several minutes for Outlook 2013 to download your email, and synchronise contacts and calendars.