Microsoft Exchange Server for Microsoft Outlook 2013

Good day Microsoft community,

I had two accounts on my Microsoft outlook 2013 account.  One was old and not used except for my x-box.  I did not want that one to be on my computer any more but in order for me to remove it I needed to remove both the one that I wanted to keep and the old outdated one.  When I did this I was not able to log back into the account that I wanted.  I was prompted to type in the Microsoft Exchange Server and my mailbox name.  My mailbox was pre-generated for me but the Microsoft Exchange Server was left blank.  I need to know what the Microsoft Exchange Server is so I may have access to my main email once again on the Microsoft Office 2013 app.  

I appreciate your help and hope someone will assist me in the near future.  Everyone, have a great day. 

Thank you,

Nate

Hi Pioneer,
Is the second address- the one you want to add - in the Outlook.com domain (includes hotmail, live, msn)?

Auto account setup needs to set exchange accounts up - you can't set it up manually.
Diane Poremsky [Outlook MVP]
Outlook Resources: https://www.slipstick.com
https://www.outlook-tips.net

** I don't work for Microsoft.**
** DO NOT CALL phone numbers received in email notifications.**

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Good day Diane, 

The second email is what I am trying to access on my desktop.

That would be kind of weird that I cannot set it up the exchange server manually when it is giving me the option to do so.  Why would Microsoft make a feature that the user is not able to perform?  If that truly is the case then maybe doing the auto account setup is the way to go. 

How do I start the auto account setup if I already have the account setup, minus that exchange server prompt?

I thank you for your response.

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>> Why would Microsoft make a feature that the user is not able to perform?
If its an outlook.com, each account uses a unique "server" name (its actually an HTTPS url). Auto account setup needs to get the url using auto discovery - you want, you can try using outlook.office365.com.

If its not at outlook.com (or office 365), you'd need yo ask your email admin for the server name.
Diane Poremsky [Outlook MVP]
Outlook Resources: https://www.slipstick.com
https://www.outlook-tips.net

** I don't work for Microsoft.**
** DO NOT CALL phone numbers received in email notifications.**

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Okie dokie Diane,

I am not using a 365 Microsoft account but I am using an @outlook.com.  I called my admin and they said they cannot help unless I buy Office 365, which I am not willing to do, because I have been using this for years without problems.  Then that person directed me here to ask the question that I highlighted in bold.  

I do appreciate your response and the new knowledge bestowed upon me.  

Enjoy your day,

Nate~

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>> but I am using an @outlook.com.
You need to use auto account set up to set up Outlook.com accounts.

Honestly, buying office 365 isn't necessary.
Diane Poremsky [Outlook MVP]
Outlook Resources: https://www.slipstick.com
https://www.outlook-tips.net

** I don't work for Microsoft.**
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Diane,

Thank you for letting me know that buying Office 365 is not necessary.  

After searching all over the web and within the Microsoft Office 2013 app; I have determined it difficult to find the auto account set up option.  

I have used my email for the last 2 or 3 years and never needed the information below.  I hope the image below helps anyone solve this issue for me. 

Below the words Microsoft Exchange Server is where the information I am missing is needed to be placed in order to use my email on the Microsoft Office 2013 App. 

Thank you,

Nate

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