How to set the default account in Outlook

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  1. Enter the address that Outlook uses for new outgoing messages.
  2. How to set the default account in Outlook
  3. Set the default account in Outlook for Mac

Enter the address that Outlook uses for new outgoing messages.

When you reply to an email message, Outlook sends a reply using the email account that received the original message. If none of your email addresses appear in the original message, Outlook will use the default account to create the reply. The default account is also used when creating a new message.

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

How to set the default account in Outlook

To set the default email account for the one you prefer to use:

  1. Go to the tab File .

  2. Select info .

  3. Select account settings > account settings .

  4. Mark the account you want to have as default.

  5. Select Set as Default .

  6. Select close to .

Set the default account in Outlook for Mac

To set the default account in Outlook 2016 for Mac or Office 365 for Mac:

  1. Go to menu Tools and choose bills .

  2. Select the account you want to make the default account for.

    The current account is displayed at the top of the list by default.

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  3. In the lower left corner, select the gear icon and select Set as Default .

To send a message from an account other than the default account, select it under inbox . Every email you send comes from this account. When you’re done, select the default account in your inbox again.

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