The Simplest Way to Setup Microsoft Outlook Email on Your iPad

This article is all about how to setup your outlook email on iPad. There are basically two ways to accomplish what many people are deeming perplexing. I concur, simply because if you ever visited the online help forums and read the industry jargon, it sounds confusing as HECK!… And REALLY it doesn’t have to be.

Since many business professionals and others, would like to open and read their work-related emails from home, the need to set up emails to Microsoft Outlook is vital.
The good news is, if you have any of the following exchanges (Microsoft Exchange Server, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL) you’re good to go, however, if you don’t, it’s not a BIG Deal just a minor adjustment that needs to be made and then you’re on your way to sending, receiving, accessing your contacts and checking your work events calendar from home in a matter of minutes.

We found the method below to be the most efficient way for setting up your Outlook email account because you won’t have to deal with all of the “what could be called techie stuff”. Doing it this way will automatically import your server settings, contacts, and emails.

Setting up Outlook Email on iPad
1. Go to Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars and “Add Account”.
2. Tap on “Microsoft Exchange”.
3. Enter the following information. Input your name, full email address, and password in the appropriate boxes.
4. View the upper right-hand corner of your screen and tap next. Now your device will go to work and try to locate the settings it needs to setup your outlook accounts. Skip to step #7 if that attempt is successful.
5. As we spoke of earlier, this is the little adjustment: If your iPad can’t find your settings, you’ll need to manually look up your Exchange ActiveSync server name.
6. Once that’s located, in the server box, enter your server name, and then tap “Next”.
7. Decide what you want to sync between your account and your device, “Tap Save”. The software will automatically save your event calendar material, emails, and contact information by default.
You may be asked to input a passcode, “Tap Continue”, create a numeric passcode. If you don’t set up a passcode, you won’t be allowed to view your e-mail account on your chosen device. However, you can set up a passcode later in iPad Settings.
Keep in mind, if this is a new account, there are a different set of steps to take. Another pointer that will help to eliminate the frustration before you get started. We’re finding that many people are interested in syncing their business email, more than likely will have to retrieve some information from their IT departments such as their exchange server address and domain name.
As a reminder, if this is a new account, then it would be a lot easier if you just set-up your iPad email on Apple Mail or Outlook, therefore your contacts, emails, and calendar will automatically be imported.

John Abrams is a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals and reviews for many websites such as