Change the default “From” address in Outlook.com

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  1. Stop manually changing the “From” field in Outlook
  2. Change the default address in Outlook.com
  3. Send a new email or reply with a custom from address in Outlook.com
  4. Add connected accounts to Outlook.com

Stop manually changing the “From” field in Outlook

You can edit the From line of any Outlook.com email you send by email. If you prefer to set the default address for the From string so that you don’t have to change it manually, you can.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online.

Change the default address in Outlook.com

You may have multiple email addresses that you use with Outlook.com. They are called connected accounts . Outlook.com lets you connect up to 20 email accounts to import and manage your email in one place. Use one of these connected accounts or another email address as the default address.

To specify a default email address in the “From” field in messages you compose using Outlook.com:

  1. Select Settings (icon equipment on the top navigation bar).

  2. Select View all Outlook settings .

  3. In the dialog box Settings select mail > Synchronize email .

    In chapter Manage connected accounts synced email accounts are displayed.

  4. Select drop-down arrow Set default from address .

  5. Select the account you want to use as the default in the “From” field when sending new emails.

  6. When you’re done, select Save and close the dialog Settings .

  7. When you send new emails, the “From” line shows the name you have set as the default account.

Send a new email or reply with a custom from address in Outlook.com

To choose a different address for the “From” line of an email you write in Outlook.com:

  1. Select A new message at the top of the Mail screen to open a new email message.

  2. in field By select a contact name.

  3. Select the desired account address to use on the From line. Or enter a different email address.

  4. Compose and send a message.

Add connected accounts to Outlook.com

To add an account to the list of connected accounts:

  1. Select Settings (icon equipment on the top navigation bar).

  2. Select View all Outlook settings .

  3. Select mail > Synchronize email .

  4. In chapter Add Connected Account select gmail to add a new Gmail account, or select Other email accounts to add an account from another service email.

  5. Enter Display name , E-mail address and password for an account.

  6. Choose where the imported email will be saved. You can create a new folder and subfolders for the imported email or import them into existing folders.

  7. Click Okay to finish.

  8. In the dialog box Settings select Save . Then close the dialog Settings .

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