Set up email in the Outlook for Android app
Open Outlook for Android. The icon looks like this:
If you haven't already, you can download Outlook for Android from the Google Play Store.
Tap Get Started if it's your first time.
Or, go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.
Enter 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 account password and tap Sign In or Next.
Note: The sign in screen may look different for you depending on your email provider.
If you have 2-step verification turned on, identify yourself using the method you chose (6 digit code, phone, or using the Microsoft Authenticator app.
Outlook may request permission to access your calendar, contacts, etc. Tap Yes or Allow.
You're now ready to use Outlook for Android!
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?
To set up a POP account, see Set up a POP email account in Outlook for iOS or Android.
Set up IMAP account in Outlook for Android
In Outlook for Android, go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account.
Enter email address. Tap Add Account.
Enter your password and any additional server settings you may need. Tap Sign In.
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.
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
Open Outlook for Android.
Go to Settings > Notifications under Mail OR Notifications under Calendar.
Change which email accounts you wish to see notifications for.
Update notifications for the Outlook for Android app
On your Android device, go to Settings > Notifications.
Scroll down your list of apps to Outlook.
Update how you wish to receive notifications.
Open Outlook for Android. Go to Settings.
Tap on the email account you want to delete.
Tap Delete Account.
To change your password you must go to your email provider's website to change them.
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.
Go to your account or profile settings.
Change your password.
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:
"I need troubleshooting help for setting up my email." - See Troubleshoot email setup on mobile.
"I'm setting up email for the first time and my calendar or contacts won't sync." - See Sync calendar with my phone or tablet.
"I use a Microsoft email address (such as Outlook.com or Office 365 for business) and it was syncing before but now it's not." - See Fix email sync issues or remove a device from your Outlook.com.
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