Add your other email accounts to Outlook.com

Do you use multiple email accounts, such as Outlook, Gmail, or Yahoo! Mail? Would you like to send and receive mail from one place rather than logging in to three or more separate email sites? Well, you can!

Outlook.com enables you to connect up to five other email accounts and view them from your Outlook.com Inbox. Each account is listed as a folder in your folder pane so you can switch between them without ever leaving Outlook.com.

Add email accounts to Outlook.com

  1. Sign in to Outlook.com.

  2. On the navigation bar, select Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Options.

    Click Settings > Options

  3. In the left pane, choose Mail > Accounts > Connected accounts.

    Connected Accounts

    Note: Not all features are available in every region. If you don't see the Connected accounts option, this feature might not be available for your account.

  4. If you're connecting a Gmail account, choose Gmail. To connect any other type of email account, such as an Outlook on the web (Office 365) account choose Other email accounts.

  5. On the Connect your email account page, enter your full email address, such as rob@contoso.com, and the password of the email account you want to connect to Outlook.com.

    Enter the email address and password of the account you want to connect.

  6. Choose OK.

    Important: If you get a message that Outlook couldn't connect to the server for your other account, choose Back and make sure you entered the correct email address and password for your account. Typos are really common!

    If you get this page, choose Back to doublecheck your email address and password.

    If that doesn't work, you might be connecting a POP account. See What are IMAP and POP? and POP and IMAP settings for Outlook on the web for more information.

  7. Choose Options to return to your Inbox. Your connected account will be included in your folder list. See Inbox and sweep rules to organize the incoming email.

  8. To change your default "From" address, choose Change default reply address.

Set the default "From" address

You can send email from any account you've added to Outlook.com.

  1. Return to the connected accounts page by selecting Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Options > Mail > Accounts > Connected accounts.

  2. Select Change your From address.

  3. In From address, select an address from the drop-down list.

See Also

Connect email accounts in Outlook on the web (Office 365)

Add your Outlook.com account to another mail app

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