How to Access Outlook.com Email With Apple Mail

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With a free Outlook.com web-based email account, access your email, calendar, tasks, and contacts from anywhere you have an internet connection. But if you'd prefer to use the power and flexibility of Apple's Mail application, you can access your Outlook.com email right from Apple Mail and get the best of both worlds.

Here's how to access your Outlook.com email from Apple Mail on a Mac or on an iOS mobile device.

The information in this article applies to Outlook.com webmail and Apple Mail for macOS Sierra and above, or Apple Mail on a device with iOS 13 and above.

Access Outlook.com With Apple Mail on the Desktop

Here's how to configure Apple Mail to connect to Outlook.com on a Mac.

  1. Open Mail and select Mail > Add Account from the menu.

    Screenshot of adding Outlook.com to Apple Mail
  2. Select Other Mail Account and then select Continue.

    Screenshot of adding Outlook.com to Apple Mail
  3. Enter your name, email address, and account password.

    Screenshot of adding Outlook.com to Apple Mail
  4. Select Sign In.

  5. Apple Mail should automatically fill in IMAP as Outlook.com's Account Type, along with the incoming and outgoing server addresses.

    Screenshot of adding Outlook.com to Apple Mail

    If you have to type in the information manually, select IMAP. For the Incoming Mail Server, enter imap-mail.outlook.com. For the Outgoing Mail Server, enter smtp-mail.outlook.com.

  6. Select Sign In again.

  7. Select Next.

  8. Select the apps you want to use with this account. Make sure to check Mail.

  9. Select Done. Your Outlook.com mail will now be accessible from your list of Mailboxes.

Access Outlook.com With Apple Mail on an iOS Device

Here's how to add Outlook.com to Apple Mail on an iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down and tap Passwords & Accounts.

  3. Tap Add Account, and then select Outlook.com.

    Screenshot of adding Outlook.com on an iPhone's Apple Mail
  4. Sign in to your Microsoft account by entering your email address, and then tap Next.

  5. Enter your password, and then select Sign in.

  6. On the Let this app access your info screen, tap Yes.

  7. Select Mail by toggling on the button to green.

  8. Select Save.

    Screenshot of adding Outlook.com email to Apple Mail on an iOS device
  9. You can now access your Outlook.com account from Apple Mail on your iOS device.