Add an Outlook.com or other Exchange ActiveSync mail account to Outlook

If you have an Outlook.com (formerly, Hotmail.com) or another Exchange ActiveSync mail account, it takes only a few steps to set up Outlook 2013 to use that account.

  1. Click the File > Add Account.

    Add Account command in the Backstage view

    The Add Account box opens with the Auto Account Setup page showing.

  2. Type your name, email address, and password, and then retype your password.

  3. Click Next.

  4. When Outlook is done setting up your account, click Finish.

To add contacts from other accounts to this Outlook.com account, see Import contacts into an Outlook.com account.

If you’re using an earlier version of Outlook, see these steps for Outlook 2010 or these steps for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003.

Applies To: Outlook 2013



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