How to Remove an Account From Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook is a desktop application that can be set up to interact with your email server. By entering some basic information about your email account, Outlook can download email from your inbox and display it in its own format. Upgrading or switching email accounts, such as when you get a new job, could force you to use a new email account. While it is possible to have multiple email accounts in Outlook, you may decide to remove your older account from the program.

  • Launch Microsoft Outlook.

  • Click the "File" tab at the top left corner of the window.

  • Click the arrow under "Account Settings," then click "Account Settings." This will open a new Account Settings window.

  • Click the account you wish to remove, and then click "Remove."

  • Click "Yes" to confirm that you wish to remove the account.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can create a backup of your old account before you delete it, in the event that you need that information in the future. Click "File," then "Open" and choose "Import." Select "Export to a file," then follow the prompts from the wizard.
  • Outlook accounts can also be removed from the Mail menu in the Control Panel. Open the Control Panel, then click the drop-down menu next to "View by" and choose "Small icons." Click "Mail," then "Email accounts." Click the account to remove, then click "Remove" and confirm the removal by clicking "Yes."

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