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Set Up a Microsoft Exchange 2013 by 1&1 Account in Outlook Using Autodiscover

For Microsoft Exchange 2013 by 1&1 accounts

Learn how to set up a Microsoft Exchange 2013 by 1&1 account in Microsoft Outlook using the Auto Account Setup Wizard by setting up an autodiscover subdomain.

This method provides an alternative to setting up Outlook with the Outlook Configurator.

Since Microsoft Outlook 2016 does not currently have a way to configure a Microsoft Exchange 2013 by 1&1 account manually, you can set up an autodiscover subdomain to automatically populate Outlook with the necessary settings.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click Domain Center from the Domains panel.
Domains > Domain Center
Domains > Domain Center

Step 3
Click the arrow on the right to expand the settings menu for your domain and then click Create Subdomain.
Domain Center Settings Menu
Domain Center Settings Menu
Step 4
Type autodiscover as the subdomain name and click Create Subdomain.
Create Subdomain window
Create Subdomain window
Step 5
Click Manage Subdomains.
Domain Center Settings Menu
Domain Center Settings Menu
Step 6
Click the arrow on the right to expand the settings menu for your subdomain and then click Edit DNS Settings.
Domain Center Subdomain Settings Menu
Domain Center Subdomain Settings Menu
Step 7
Choose CNAME, type autodiscover.1.exchange.1and1.us, and check the box to accept that I am aware and accept that all current DNS settings, e-mail addresses and redirects will be disabled. Finally, click Save.
Domain Center DNS Editor
Domain Center DNS Editor
Step 8
Click Yes.
Edit DNS Settings Confirmation
Edit DNS Settings Confirmation
Step 9
Open your Windows Control Panel, type mail in the search bar, and click Mail (32-bit) or Mail (64-bit).
All Control Panel Items window
All Control Panel Items window
Step 10
Click Show Profiles...
Mail Setup - Outlook window
Mail Setup - Outlook window
Step 11
Click Add...
Mail window
Mail window
Step 12
Name the new profile (generally using the e-mail address of the Microsoft Exchange 2013 by 1&1 account) and click OK.
New Profile window
New Profile window
Step 13
Enter your name, e-mail address, password, and retyped password, and click Next.
Add Account window
Add Account window
Step 14
Check Don't ask me about this website again and click Allow.
Microsoft Outlook window
Microsoft Outlook window
Step 15
Click Finish.
Add New Account Wizard window
Add New Account Wizard window
Step 16
Open Microsoft Outlook, choose the new profile from the drop-down menu, and click OK.
Choose Profile window
Choose Profile window
Step 17
If prompted, enter your Microsoft Exchange 2013 by 1&1 account password, check Remember my credentials, and click OK.
Windows Security window
Windows Security window