Software & Apps MS Office How to Add an Email Account to Outlook View Gmail, Yahoo, and other email accounts from within Outlook by Karen Marcus Writer Karen Marcus is a former Lifewire writer who has also written for companies like HP, Intel, IBM, Samsung, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Karen Marcus Updated on February 03, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Many of us have several email accounts with various providers (such as Gmail and Yahoo) for different purposes. If you have Microsoft Outlook on your computer, add these accounts in Outlook and see all your email accounts in one place. That way you don't have to constantly switch between the accounts. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, and Outlook 2016. How to Add a Yahoo Account to Outlook Before you can view, create, and respond to Yahoo emails from Outlook, you need to add the account. Here’s what to do to set up a Yahoo account in Outlook: Open a web browser and log in to your Yahoo account. Select your name and choose Account Info. On the Personal Info page, select Account security. Turn on the Allow apps that use less secure sign in toggle switch. Open the Outlook desktop app and go to the File tab. Go to Info and select Add Account. Enter your Yahoo email address, then select Connect. Enter your Yahoo email password, then select Connect. Select Done. How to View Yahoo Email in Outlook Once you've added your Yahoo account to Outlook, you can view and interact with email messages in the desktop app. In the Folders pane, look for your Yahoo email address. Under your Yahoo email address, select Inbox. Use Outlook to send and receive messages as you would when using other accounts. How to Add a Gmail Account to Outlook Adding a Gmail account to Outlook is a different process, but takes about the same amount of time. Here’s how to set up a Gmail account in Outlook. Log into your Gmail account and select Settings (the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen). Select Settings. On the Settings page, go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. In the IMAP access section, select Enable IMAP. Select Save Changes. Open the Google Less secure app access page and turn on the Allow less secure apps toggle switch. Open the Outlook desktop app. Go to the File tab. On the Account Information page, select Add Account. Enter your Gmail email address, then select Connect. When prompted, enter your Gmail email address, then select Next. Enter your Gmail password, then select Sign in. To give Outlook permission to access your Gmail account, select Allow. Select Done. How to View Gmail Messages in Outlook After you've completed setup, you can view messages from a Gmail account in the Outlook desktop app. In the Folders pane, look for your Gmail email address. Under your Gmail email address, select Inbox. Use Outlook to send and receive messages as you would when using other accounts.