How to Access Outlook.com Email with Outlook for Mac

How to set up your Outlook.com email in Outlook for Mac

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With Outlook.com and Outlook for Mac, both from Microsoft, you can access your Outlook.com email in Outlook for Mac. When you set up Outlook.com email as a POP account in Outlook for Mac, you can download new messages to your desktop as they come in and send mail.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Mac and Outlook.com.

Access Outlook.com Email with Outlook for Mac

To set up an Outlook.com email account using POP for sending and receiving mail, enable POP3 in the Outlook.com settings.

  1. Open a web browser, sign in to Outlook.com, then select Settings.

    Outlook.com inbox.
  2. Select View all Outlook settings.

    Viewing Outlook.com settings.
  3. Go to Mail Sync email.

    Viewing the sync mail setting in Outlook.com.
  4. In the POP and IMAP section, under Let devices and apps use POP, select Yes.

    Enabling POP setting in Outlook.com.
  5. To prevent email from being deleted from your Outlook.com email account on the web, select Don't allow devices and apps to delete messages from Outlook.

  6. Select Save and close the Settings dialog box.

  7. Open the Outlook for Mac desktop app, then select Tools > Accounts.

    Selecting the Tools menu in Outlook for Mac.
  8. Go to the bottom of the accounts list and click + (plus sign).

    Selecting the Add an account in Outlook for Mac.
  9. Select New Account.

    Selecting New Account in Outlook for Mac.
  10. In the Please enter your email address window, enter your Outlook.com email address.

    Entering in Outlook.com account in Outlook for Mac.
  11. In the Password text box, enter your Outlook.com password.

    Entering Outlook.com password in Outlook for Mac.
  12. Select Done.

    An account has been added in Outlook for Mac.
  13. Close the Accounts window.

    A newly added Outlook.com account in Outlook for Mac.