Connecting Outpost to an Office 365 email address Follow

This article assumes you're using Office 365 as your email provider. If you're using Gmail, please see this page.

 

In order to import your email into Outpost, you'll first want to create a mailbox for it to live in. We recommend starting with a general Office 365 email address your company uses, such as "sales@[your company]" or "info@[yourcompany]."

Note: When you import your email, keep in mind that one copy of your past and future messages will live in Outpost, and another copy will still live in your source Office 365 email account. You'll still be able to access and use your Office 365 account normally. Think of Outpost as a communications layer that makes it easier for your team to use a shared email address.

 

Setting up a mailbox

  1. If you haven't already, start your free trial of Outpost. Or if you already have an account, log in at app.outpost.co and start the process to add a new mailbox.
  2. Select Office 365 as your email provider as shown below. Then click Next:
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  3. In the next form, enter the Office 365 email address you'd like to connect to Outpost, and the password you use to log into that email account. Then click Next
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  4. Now enter the name you'll use internally for the mailbox, and the sender name you want to include on messages sent from this mailbox. Then click Next:
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  5. Your mailbox set-up is now complete. From this point, you'll be placed into your new Outpost account, and your email history will begin importing automatically. You'll see this banner while the import is in progress:
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    Note: You can use Outpost, and even log out, while your email history import is in progress.

 

Here are some good next steps:

 

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