Software & Apps MS Office How to Access Outlook.com Email With Outlook for Mac How to use messages in Outlook for Mac 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 on March 19, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email With Microsoft's Outlook.com and Outlook for Mac, you can access your messages in Outlook.com email in just a few steps. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Mac version 16 (2019) 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. Open a web browser, sign in to Outlook.com, then select Settings. Select View all Outlook settings. Go to Mail > Sync email. In the POP and IMAP section, under Let devices and apps use POP, select Yes. 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. Select Save, and close the Settings dialog box. Open the Outlook for Mac desktop app, then select Tools > Accounts. Go to the bottom of the accounts list and click + (plus sign). Select New Account. In the Please enter your email address window, enter your Outlook.com email address. In the Password text box, enter your Outlook.com password. Select Done. Close the Accounts window.