How to Access Email With Outlook for Mac

How to use messages in Outlook for Mac

With Microsoft and Outlook for Mac, you can access your messages in email in just a few steps.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Mac version 16 (2019) and

Access Email With Outlook for Mac

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

  1. Open a web browser, sign in to, then select Settings. inbox.
  2. Select View all Outlook settings.

    Viewing settings.
  3. Go to Mail Sync email.

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

    Enabling POP setting in
  5. To prevent email from being deleted from your 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 email address.

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

    Entering 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 account in Outlook for Mac.
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