Choose a Different Default Language in Outlook Mail

Outlook Mail supports many different languages and dialects

Changing the default language on Outlook.com

Outlook Mail offers support for many languages. If your preferred language is not English, you can easily change the application's default language.

How to Change the Regional Language in Outlook Mail

Outlook Mail (as well as many of Microsoft's other applications) offers robust language support. You can change the default language on Outlook.com.

  1. Open Settings by selecting the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Outlook Mail screen.

    Screenshot of Outlook.com settings
  2. Select View all Outlook settings.

  3. Select General to open a list of general settings options.

    Screenshot of General tab
  4. Select Language and Time.

  5. Select the Language dropdown arrow to display all the available languages and choose a language.

    Screenshot of Language list
  6. Clear the Rename default folders so their names match the specified language check box if you don't want to rename folders such as the Inbox and Outbox using the new language choice.

  7. Select Save.

Once saved, Outlook.com automatically reloads with your new language settings.

To change the way dates and times appear in Outlook.com, choose a different Date format, Time format, or Current time zone