Use Outlook 2016 without an email account

To use Outlook 2016 as a personal information manager without an email account, use the following steps.

  1. Click the Windows key and then type Run.

  2. In the Run window, type Outlook.exe /PIM <your profile name> and then click OK. This will create a new profile in Outlook without an email account. You can then use Outlook to store your contacts, tasks, and calendar information.

Note: If you create an Outlook profile without an email address, any contacts, tasks, or calendar entries you create will only be accessible on the computer where you created the profile. If you use Outlook on another computer or device, none of your information will synchronize unless you also add an email account to Outlook that supports the sharing of contacts, tasks, and calendar entries.

Connect with an expert
Contact us
Expand your skills
Explore training

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×