Adding Hotmail/Outlook/Live.com Mailbox to Mac OS X El Capitan
The Mail app in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) does not correctly process the Autodiscover details for mailboxes on Hotmail/Outlook/Live.com and related services.
OS X 10.10 and earlier simply add the mailbox when the email address and password is entered, which is the expected behaviour.
To work around this:
- In Mail, add an account and choose Exchange.
- Enter an email address with an invalid domain and password and click Continue.
- This operation will fail, and provide the opportunity to fill in the details correctly:
- Click Continue and the account should be added.