Set up email in the Outlook for Android app

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Step 1
Open Outlook for Android. The icon looks like this:

Outlook for Android

If you haven't already, you can download Outlook for Android from the Google Play Store.

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Step 2
Go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.

Note: First time using Outlook for Android? Just tap Get Started.

Go to Settings

Select Add Account

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Step 3
Type your full email address, then tap Continue.

Note: If you're asked to select your email provider, you may have to set up an IMAP or POP account.

Enter your email address.

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Step 4
Enter your email account password and tap Sign In or Next.

Note: This screen may look a little different depending on your email provider.

Enter your Outlook.com password

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Step 5
Tap Yes or Allow to give Outlook permission to sync calendar, contacts, etc.

Allow permissions.

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Step 6
You're now ready to use Outlook for Android!

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Need help using Outlook for Android?

If you want to set up an IMAP email account, or Outlook for Android didn't automatically detect your settings, use these instructions . When you set up an email account manually using IMAP, only your email will sync--not calendar or contacts. What is IMAP and POP?

Set up IMAP account in Outlook for Android
  1. In Outlook for Android, go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.

  2. Enter email address. Tap Add Account.

  3. Select IMAP from the icons shown.

  4. Enter your password. Tap Sign In.

  5. If prompted for additional server settings, enter them here.

    Note: If you don't already know this info, you'll need to get it from your email provider or administrator. For a list of common server settings and reference help, see Server settings you'll need from your email provider.

To set up a POP account, see Set up a POP email account in Outlook for iOS or Android.

If your Android mobile device is incompatible with the Outlook mobile app, you can also Set up email in the built-in Android email app.

Update notifications for specific email accounts
  1. Open Outlook for Android.

  2. Go to Settings > Notifications under Mail OR Notifications under Calendar.

  3. Change which email accounts you wish to see notifications for.

Update notifications for the Outlook for Android app
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Notifications.

  2. Scroll down your list of apps to Outlook.

  3. Update how you wish to receive notifications.

  1. Open Outlook for Android. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on the email account you want to delete.

  3. Tap Delete Account.

To change your password you must go to your email provider's website to change them.

  1. Go to your email provider's website.

    For example, if you use a @hotmail.com email account, sign into login.live.com or if you use Gmail, go to Gmail.com.

  2. Go to your account or profile settings.

  3. Change your password.

  4. Outlook for Android will detect a sync error and will ask you to enter your password again.

If you are having difficulty getting Outlook for Android to sync with your new password, delete your email account and then re-add it.

Note: If you change the password for your email account that is also your Microsoft account, you may need to login again on other Microsoft applications and websites.

First things first. If you're using an Outlook.com (includes hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com, etc.) email account, check the server status of Outlook.com here. Now choose from the options below:

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See Also

Troubleshoot email setup on mobile

Set up Office apps and email on Android

Set up email in Android Email app

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