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I bought a new HP laptop in the spring of 2017 and at the same time bought Microsoft Office 365, which includes Outlook, for the very first time for personal use. (Previously, I only had Microsoft office, including Outlook, on my company-owned work computer.) My question--When I set up my new Outlook installation--to be used with my main, ISP provider (Cox) e-mail, it did indeed import correctly all of my ISP e-mail settings and e-mails--but in addition to all that, my Apple "Me" e-mail account (previously used only on my iPhone and iPad) somehow seemed to be pulled automatically in to my Outlook 2016 installation without any efforts on my part--As far as I can recall, I did not, nor did I have any intention of doing so, make any efforts whatsoever to add my Apple "Me" e-mail account to my new Outlook 2016 installation. How did that happen--how can that happen? Is it possible for that Me e-mail account to get added to my new Outlook installation without any intervention from me?

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Congratulations on having a new PC and new Office.

> How did that happen--how can that happen?

It is called Auto-Discovery for email, a DNS function use for simplifying email configuration. If you like, you can read some technical details below.

https://kb.intermedia.net/article/1306

> Is it possible for that Me e-mail account to get added to my new Outlook installation without any intervention from me?
Yes, most large email providers support this feature, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and Apple.

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