Select the account used to send a message in Outlook

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  1. Outlook lets you choose a default account to send messages to
  2. Select the account used to send the message in Outlook
  3. Change Default Account

Outlook lets you choose a default account to send messages to

Emails you compose in Outlook are sent using the default account. By default, this account appears in the From field of new messages you send. If you have multiple email addresses, you may be able to send an email using an account other than your default account.

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

Select the account used to send the message in Outlook

To specify an account to send a message to Outlook:

  1. In the New Message window, select From

  2. Select the desired account from the list. This is the account name that the recipient will see when they receive the email.

If you don’t see the account you want to send in the list, select Other email address and find another account to use to send from the account.

Change Default Account

If you’re using an account other than the one you set as the default, change the default account to save time and keystrokes.

  1. Go to the tab File and choose Information

  2. Select account settings account settings

  3. Select the account you want to use as the default upload account, then select Set as Default

  4. Select close to to save the changes and close the window.

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