Set up your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2013 or higher

By adding your Microsoft account in Outlook, you can access your email from different accounts all in one place. This article describes how to add your Microsoft email account, which ends in @outlook.com, @live.com, @hotmail.com, or @msn.com, to Outlook 2013 or higher.

If you have Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010, see More information at the end of this article.

Add your Microsoft account to Outlook

  1. Open Outlook, and go to the File tab on the upper-left side of the window.

    Outlook 2016 File tab

  2. Under Account Information, choose Add Account.

    Outlook 2016 Add Account

  3. Choose E-mail Account, and then enter your name.

    The Add Account dialog box

  4. Enter the address and password of the email account that you want to add.

  5. Retype your password, and choose Next .

  6. Choose Finish in the confirmation window.

Outlook adds your account and starts syncing your data.

View your contacts and calendar

Choose Calendar on the lower-left corner of the window, and select the box next to your Microsoft email address.

Click Calendar

To view your contacts, choose People next to Calendar, and then select the box next to your Microsoft email address.

Click People

More information

Set up your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2010

Set up your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2007

Set up your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2003

Applies To: Outlook 2013, Outlook on the web



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