How to Set Up Purdue Email to Outlook

by Marlon Trotsky

Microsoft's Outlook is an email application, nearly ubiquitous in the corporate world, also widely used on college campuses around the country. Aside from its email management capabilities, Outlook also serves as a contact management system and calendar. For students, faculty and staff at Purdue University, as with most other schools, the process of setting up your Outlook on campus is relatively straight-forward and should only take you a few minutes to complete, whether you're sitting in your dorm or in the Siegesmund Engineering Library.


Wait for your computer to boot and right-click on the Outlook icon. Click "Properties" then "Email Accounts." Look under email, where you will select "View or Change Existing Email Accounts." Click "Next."


Ensure that Microsoft Exchange Server is highlighted before clicking "Add."


Type in "" for the Microsoft Exchange Server, then click "Check Name." Wait for the login box to pop up.


Enter your directory alias under username, then your directory password in the password field. Finally, type in "onepurdue" as the domain name. Click out until you come to the final box, where you will click "Close" to finish the process.

About the Author

Marlon Trotsky was born in St. Paul, Minn. and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, while minoring in sociology. His work has appeared in various print and online publications, including: "The Trentonian," "San Jose Mercury News" and "Oakland Tribune."