What is a Microsoft Exchange account?

A Microsoft Exchange account is a work or school email account. The organization that gave you the Exchange email account is running a Microsoft Exchange Server, or is using Microsoft 365 which uses Exchange Server to provide email. What's the name of my Exchange server? How do Exchange accounts work? What's Cached Mode?

What is exchange & how does it work?

But Exchange is also the technology that powers cloud-based services that you, as a consumer, can access. For example, you can connect to your Outlook.com account using the Exchange protocol, and use Outlook to manage your mail.

How do I know if my email accounts are using Microsoft Exchange?

You'll see a summary of your configured email accounts with an indication of which ones are using Microsoft Exchange. Outlook's Account Settings will show you which of your accounts are using Microsoft Exchange. In addition, you may be able to access your Exchange email in a web browser.

What is Exchange ActiveSync & how does it work?

When you use a Microsoft Exchange account, email messages — along with calendar information and other Outlook details — are generally kept in sync between your Outlook client on a computer or mobile device and the Exchange server. This most often happens using a technology called Exchange ActiveSync.