If you have not previously used Outlook, but have installed Microsoft Office 2011 on
your Mac, you can find Outlook by going to the Microsoft Office folder inside the
Applications folder. When you open Outlook for the first time, it will give you the
option to add a new account. However, you can later go through the same process to
add a new account to your existing Outlook setup by clicking on
[Tools] on Outlook's top menu bar and selecting
1. Adding a new account to connect to Nexus
When you start up Outlook you will see a welcome screen which gives you the
option to add a new account or import data from Entourage or another applcation.
Add Account button.
The Accounts window opens; click on the
A drop down window appears for you to enter your account information.
Figure images/enteraccountinfo.png [Account details window where you enter your Exchange account details]
You will have to enter your
E-mail address which will be of the
form firstname.lastname@example.org (
the example above). In the
Method field in the Authentication section you need
[User name and Password] from the drop down menu and then
you will need to fill in your
User name and
Password in the two remaining fields. The
User name is your Single Sign-On username (aka your Oxford
username) which is usually of the form
abcd1234, and the
your Single Sign-On password. Make sure that the
automatically checkbox is ticked.
You should then see the following pop up window asking whether the Nexus autodiscovery server should be allowed to set the configuration for this account:
On this screen tick
Always use my response for this server and
then click the
Once the installation program has contacted the autodiscovery server and
retrieved all your details it will take you to the
to show you the details that it has now configured for this account.
You can make changes to some of this information to customise your particular
installation. You may want to change the
Account description -
this is merely for display on your computer, so choose what makes sense to you.
In the figure above,
Oxford Nexus has been chosen. You can also
Full Name as you want it to appear in the sender field,
in the example above
OUCS webmasters test account. Do not edit any of the
When you are happy with the details shown on this screen you can use the red cross in the top left hand corner of the window to close the window.
This completes the configuration of Outlook 2011 to access Nexus and the main Outlook window should now appear showing your newly created account, ready for you to use.
2. Editing account settings after the initial setup
If you need to edit any settings for your Nexus account after your initial setup go to
[Tools] on Outlook's top menu bar and select
[Accounts].This will bring up the Accounts screen where you can edit
existing settings or even add a new account.