Add your Outlook.com account to another mail app

You can add your Outlook.com account to a variety of different email apps. Some apps allow you to manage your account, including changing a password or adding and removing folders, while other apps only offer you the ability to send and receive email.

On Windows Phone and tablet devices, you can download the Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar app to access your email, calendar, and contacts.

  1. On the app list, tap Settings > Accounts > Email & app accounts > Add an account.

  2. Select Outlook.com.

  3. Enter your email address and select Next.

  4. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  5. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  6. Select Next when asked if you want to sign in to this device using your Microsoft account.

  7. Select Done.

On iOS devices, you can download the Microsoft Outlook app to access your email, calendar, and contacts. If you don't want to use this app, you can still add your email to the default iOS mail app.

Add your Outlook.com account to the Microsoft Outlook app

  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook app and select Settings The Settings button > Add Account > Add Email Account.

    Note: If this is your first time using the app, select Get Started.

  2. Enter your email address and select Add Account.

  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  4. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  5. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you select No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  6. If you don't need to add another account, select Maybe Later to access your account.

    Note: You can't edit your contacts within this app.

Add your Outlook.com account to your iOS Mail app

  1. Select Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account.

  2. Select Outlook.com.

  3. Enter your email address and your password and select Sign in.

  4. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  5. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you select No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  6. By default, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders are all enabled. If you want to turn any of those types of information off, tap the sliders, and then select Save.

On Android devices, you can download the Microsoft Outlook app to access your email, calendar, and contacts. If you don't want to use this app, you can still add your email to the default Android mail app.

Add your Outlook.com account to the Microsoft Outlook app

  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook app and select Settings The Settings button > Add Account > Add an email account.

    Note: If this is your first time using the app, select Get Started.

  2. Enter your email address and select Continue.

  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  4. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  5. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you select No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  6. If you don't need to add another account, select Maybe Later to access your account.

    Note: You can't edit your contacts within this app.

Add your Outlook.com account to your Gmail app

  1. Swipe in from the left side of the screen and select Settings > Add account.

  2. Choose Personal (IMAP/POP) and select Next.

  3. Enter your email address select Next.

  4. Enter your password and select Sign in.

  5. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  6. Answer Yes to the question Let this app access your info? You can change these permissions at any time in your account settings.

    Note: If you choose No, the Microsoft Outlook app won't be able to set up your account.

  7. Choose how often you want the Gmail app to sync with your account and select Next.

  8. Confirm your account name and the name that is displayed on your messages and select Next.

You can add your Outlook.com account to Outlook for Windows and Outlook for Mac.

Note: You can't edit shared Outlook.com calendars in Outlook for Windows.

Outlook.com is one of the built-in account types you can add in Mail for Windows 10.

  1. At the bottom of the left navigation pane, choose Settings Settings icon > Manage Accounts > Add account > Outlook.com.

  2. Enter your Outlook.com email address and password, then choose Sign in.

  3. If you've enabled two-step verification for your account, approve the sign-in request.

  4. When your account setup has finished, choose Done.

POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings for Outlook.com

If you want to add your Outlook.com account to another email program that supports POP or IMAP, here are the manual server settings you'll need.

Note: POP access is disabled by default. To enable POP access, see Enabling POP access in Outlook.com.

  • IMAP server name imap-mail.outlook.com

  • IMAP port 993

  • IMAP encryption method TLS

  • POP server name pop-mail.outlook.com

  • POP port 995

  • POP encryption method TLS

  • SMTP server name smtp-mail.outlook.com

  • SMTP port 587

  • SMTP encryption method STARTTLS

You can also find your POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings by going to POP and IMAP settings in Outlook.com.

Enabling POP access in Outlook.com

If you want to use POP to access your email in Outlook.com, you'll first need to enable POP access.

  1. Select Settings icon  > Options > POP and IMAP.

    A screenshot of the Settings button.

  2. Under POP options, select Yes under Let devices and apps use POP.

  3. Select Save.

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