Microsoft 365: How to add an account to Outlook

In this guide, we explain how to add a Microsoft 365 account to your Outlook so that you can mail from Outlook, manage your email account, etc.

If it is your first time using Outlook, you will be prompted for an email address at startup. Enter the Microsoft 365 email address here, it will then automatically connect to the Microsoft Exchange server.

If you already have an account linked to Outlook and want to add a shared mailbox, see Microsoft 365: Shared Mailbox - Add or Remove Members. Shared mailboxes will automatically appear within one hour.

Microsoft 365: Adding extra mail address to Outlook

  1. Open Outlook and select File in the upper left corner and then Add Account. If you haven't started Outlook before, you'll see a welcome screen and you can go straight to step 2.
  2. Enter the email address select Connect. If your screen looks different, enter your name, email address and password and select Next.
  3. If prompted, enter the password and if needed 2FA.
  4. At the option to use the account for multiple things click No, sign in to this app only.
  5. After this you can click Done.

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