How to Set or Change Your Time Zone in Outlook

Make sure it matches your current geographic location

How to Set Your Outlook Mail on the Web Time Zone

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If you notice that the time in your incoming and outgoing Microsoft Outlook email is incorrect, it's likely that your settings have you in the wrong time zone. It's easy to set or change the time zone setting in Outlook so that it matches your current geographic location.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010, as well as Outlook for Office 365 and Outlook.com webmail.

Change or Set Your Outlook Time Zone

To set or change your time zone setting in Outlook:

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. Select the File tab.

  3. Select Options.

  4. On the Calendar tab, under Time zones, type a name for the current time zone in the Label box.

    Screenshot of Outlook time zone settings
  5. In the Time zone list, select the time zone that you want to use.

  6. Your time zone is now set.

When you adjust the time zone and daylight saving time settings in Outlook, Windows clock settings are also adjusted.

Change or Set Time Zone in Outlook.com

In the Outlook.com webmail program:

  1. Open Outlook and select Settings (gear icon).

  2. Scroll down and select View all Outlook settings.

  3. Select the General Category > Language and time.

    Outlook.com time zone settings
  4. Select the Current time zone dropdown menu.

    Outook.com Language and time settings page
  5. Choose a time zone and select Save, Your email and calendar will now reflect the chosen time zone.