How to access Outlook.com email with Outlook

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  1. Keep all your Outlook emails in one place
  2. How to set up Outlook.com in Outlook
  3. Access email from Outlook.com in Outlook 2010

Keep all your Outlook emails in one place

If you have a free Microsoft Outlook.com, Hotmail, or Windows Live Mail email account and the Outlook desktop app, you can consolidate all your emails in one place. Connect an email account to Outlook desktop app, then send and receive email from other accounts using Outlook desktop app and archive messages locally.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; and Outlook for Office 365.

How to set up Outlook.com in Outlook

To add an Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, or Live.com email account to the Outlook desktop app:

  1. Open the Outlook desktop app.

  2. Go to the tab File and choose Information .

  3. Select Add Account .

  4. Enter your Hotmail, Windows Live Mail, or Outlook.com email address, then select connect .

  5. Enter your email password, then select Enter .

  6. Select Finished .

  7. The email account is added to the folder pane in the Outlook desktop app.

Access email from Outlook.com in Outlook 2010

To add a free Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, or Live.com account to Outlook 2010:

  1. Open Outlook 2010, then select File > Information .

  2. Select Add Account .

  3. Select Email account .

  4. In a text box your name Enter your name.

  5. In a text box E-mail address enter your Outlook.com email address.

  6. In text fields password and enter password enter your Outlook.com password.

  7. Select Further .

  8. Select Finished .

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