Outlook for Mac KIT Mailbox


do not use the new Outlook für Mac

The new Outlok for Mac does not support Exchange accounts (on-premises) and therefore cannot be used with the KIT mailbox. However, you can easily revert to the old version of Outlook by clicking "Restore".

IMAP accounts in the new Outlook for Mac are syncing with the Microsoft Cloud. This is not allowed at KIT. Instead, return to the old Outlook for Mac (see above) to be able to use an Exchange account.



  • When you first start Outlook, you'll be greeted by a wizard to set up your account, which you should follow. If not:
    • Outlook - Settings - Accounts - Add email account.
  • Enter your email address: <ab1234>∂kit.edu as employee.
    (Students: <uxxxx>∂student.kit.edu; Guests and Partners: <ab1234>∂partner.kit.edu).
  • Continue
  • Enter the following data
    • Method: Username and password
    • Email Address: <email address>
    • DOMAIN\username: KIT\ab1234
      (Students: KIT\uxxxx)
    • Password: Your corresponding password
    • Server (optional): <leave blank>
  • Add account
  • Done
  • Note: The sender address of your mailbox is specified by the Exchange server.

The Outlook configuration is successfully completed.