Software & Apps MS Office How to Change the Account Order in Outlook Organize your accounts in order by name or by moving them By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated March 14, 2020 Hero Images / Getty Images MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email If you use Outlook to access multiple email accounts, you may prefer to see them in a different order from the one Outlook uses to display them. If you use the Unified Inbox in recent Outlook versions, you can receive mail sorted by email account. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and Outlook for Office 365. How to Change Account Order in Outlook Beginning with Office 2010, ordering how your email accounts show up in Outlook is only a matter of using your mouse to drag and drop accounts in the order you want them to display. This process is much easier if you collapse the accounts ahead of time to make them easier to sort. Here's how that works: Open Outlook and collapse all the accounts so that only the account names are visible. Click and hold the account you want to move and then drag the account up or down to a different position. Close and reopen Outlook. Te email accounts are sorted in the order you set. To reorder the accounts again, drag an account name to move it to a different location. Change Account Order in Outlook 2007 For Outlook 2007, the default order lists your default account first, followed by the others in alphabetic order. To reorder the email accounts, rename the accounts starting with a number. Then, the alphabetic sorting results in the accounts being displayed in your preferred order. Open the Outlook desktop app. Go to the File tab and select Info. Select Account Settings and choose Manage Profiles. In the Mail Setup dialog box, select Data Files. In the Account Settings window, select the Data Files tab. Choose the account you want to rename and select Settings. Place a number in front of the account name in the order you want the account to display. Select OK. Close the Account Settings dialog box. Close the Mail Setup dialog box. When you're done, Outlook lists the accounts in the main window in the order that you numbered the account names.