Add your other email accounts to Outlook.com

When you add your Yahoo Mail, Gmail, or other email accounts to Outlook.com, you can send and read email messages from those accounts without switching between email apps. Each email account you add to Outlook is called a connected account. Here's an example of the folder list in Outlook.com that includes a connected Gmail account.

Folder list with Gmail account highlighted

Connect a Gmail account to Outlook.com

  1. In Outlook.com, browse to Connected accounts (Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings. > Options > Connected accounts). Sign in to Outlook.com if prompted.

  2. Choose Gmail.

  3. On the Connect your Google account page, enter a display name for your Gmail account. This is the name recipients will see when they receive an email message from you. Select OK.

  4. Select the Gmail account you intend to use. You might need to provide a user name and password for your Gmail account.

    Note: If you've turned on two-step verification for your connected account, you'll need to create an app password for that account. Go to the Gmail account security page to create the app password, and then return to Outlook.com to enter that password on the Connect your Google account page. Learn more about Google two-step verification here.

  5. Select Allow.

  6. Back in Outlook.com, select OK.

Connect other email accounts to Outlook.com

Follow these steps when connecting a Yahoo Mail, AOL, or other email account to Outlook.com

  1. In Outlook.com, browse to Connected accounts (Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings. > Options > Connected accounts). Sign in to Outlook.com if prompted.

  2. Choose Other email accounts.

  3. On the Connect your email account page, enter a display name (the name recipients will see when they receive an email message from you) and the full email address and password of the email account you want to connect to your Outlook.com account.

    Notes: 

    • If you've turned on two-step verification for your connected account, you'll need to create an app password for that account. Go to your provider's account security page to create the app password, and then return to Outlook.com to enter that password on the Connect your email account page.

    • Two-step verification makes it difficult for someone else to sign in to your email account. It uses two different forms of identity: your password and a contact method, such as a PIN or security code. Your email provider should have information on their web site about setting up two-step verification.

  4. Select OK.

Send email from a connected account

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

  1. In the compose window, select More actions > Show From to see the From line.

  2. Select From and choose which email address you want to use.

    A screenshot showing the From address drop-down menu.

You can also change your default From address:

  1. In Outlook.com, browse to Connected accounts (Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings. > Options > Connected accounts). Sign in to Outlook.com if prompted.

  2. Select Change your From address.

  3. Choose an address from the drop-down list and select Save.

Frequently asked questions about connected accounts on Outlook.com

Yes, this is called an email alias. See Add or remove an email alias in Outlook.com for instructions.

You can connect a maximum of 20 accounts to your Outlook.com account. If you’ve connected more than 20 accounts, you won’t be able to send or receive messages from any of them. Removing some connected accounts so that the total is 20 or less will resolve the issue.

See Also

Remove a connected account from Outlook.com

Troubleshoot connected accounts in Outlook.com

Fixes or workarounds for recent issues on Outlook.com

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

Add or remove an email alias in Outlook.com

Add your Outlook.com account to another mail app

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