Specify the default account

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

    A list of your accounts is in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, and the default account is first in the list.

  2. Select the account that you want to make the default account.

  3. On the Action pop-up menu Action pop-up menu , click Set as Default.


    • If you have configured multiple POP accounts, messages will be sent from the account that is currently selected, or the default account. To change the account from which a message is sent, select an account on the From pop-up menu in the email message. If you have added only one account to Outlook, the From pop-up menu is not available.

    • When you forward or reply to a message, Outlook uses the account to which the original message was sent. To change this preference, on the Outlook menu, click Preferences, and then under E-mail, click Composing. Under Format and account, clear the Reply and forward using the default e-mail account check box.

See also

Add an Exchange account

Add an e-mail account

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