How to add an email account to Microsoft Outlook

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There are many different types of email accounts you can add to Outlook, including Microsoft 365, Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and Exchange accounts.

Some third-party email providers, like Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud, require you to change some settings on their websites before you can add these accounts to Outlook.

Add Microsoft Email Accounts to Outlook

Follow these simple steps to setup Microsoft 365 accounts, Exchange server accounts, Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, and Live.com email accounts in oulook for PC, Mac or Mobile.

Setup Outlook for PC

These steps are the same whether you’re adding your first email account or additional email accounts to Outlook.

  • Select File > Add Account
  • Enter your email address > click Connect
  • When prompted enter your username and password
  • Click OK > Finish to start using your email account in Outlook

Note:  Some 3rd party exchnage accounts may require additional settings to configure the mailbox correctly, these can be obtained directly from the email provider.

Setup Outlook for Mac

These steps are the same whether you’re adding your first email account or additional email accounts to Outlook.

  • Select Outlook > Preferences > Account
  • Click the ( + ) sign > click New Account
  • When prompted enter your username and password
  • Click Done to start using your email account

Article updated on Monday 30 May 2022

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