How to Add An Email Account To Outlook and View Gmail, Yahoo, and other email accounts from within Outlook

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Add an email account to Outlook

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There are many different types of email accounts you can add to Outlook, including Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and Exchange accounts.

Some third-party email providers, like Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud, require you to change some settings on their websites before you can add these accounts to Outlook.Outlook for PCOutlook for MacMobile email

These steps are the same whether you’re adding your first email account or additional email accounts to Outlook.

  1. Select File > Add Account.
  2. What you see next depends on your version of Outlook.For Outlook for Office 365 and Outlook 2016For Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010Enter your email address and click Connect.Enter your name, email address, and password, and click Next.
  3. If prompted, enter your password again, then select OK > Finish to start using your email account in Outlook.

If you need instructions for adding an email account using advanced settings, see Use advanced setup to add a POP or IMAP email account in Outlook for PC.

To update your email settings such as incoming and outgoing server names, see Update your email settings in Outlook for PC.

Outlook won’t accept my password

If Outlook won’t accept your password and you know you’re using the password for your email account, you might have an email account that requires additional security.

Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Outlook.com, and AOL accounts all use two-factor authentication to help verify that you’re the person trying to access your email account.

To add your email account to Outlook, you’ll need an app password, also known as an application password. This is a different password than your regular email account password. One way you’ll know you need an app password is if you see the following message: 2-factor authentication is set up for your account. Please sign in using your application password.

The steps to obtain an app password are different for each email provider. Select your provider in the drop-down for instructions.

How to Set Up Yahoo

Here’s what to do to set up a Yahoo account in Outlook:

  1. Open a web browser and log in to your Yahoo account.
  2. Select your name and choose Account Info.
  3. On the Personal Info page, select Account security.
  4. Turn on the Allow apps that use less secure sign in toggle switch.
  5. Open the Outlook desktop app and go to the File tab.
  6. Go to Info and select Add Account.
  7. Enter your Yahoo email address, then select Connect.
  8. Enter your Yahoo email password, then select Connect.
  9. Select Done.

View Yahoo Email Messages

To view Yahoo email messages in the Outlook desktop app:

  1. In the Folders pane, look for your Yahoo email address.
  2. Under your Yahoo email address, select Inbox.
  3. Use Outlook to send and receive messages as you would when using other accounts.

How to Set Up Gmail

Here’s what to do to set up a Gmail account in Outlook.

  1. Log into your Gmail account and select Settings (the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. On the Settings page, go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the IMAP access section, select Enable IMAP.
  5. Select Save Changes.
  6. Open the Google Less secure app access page and turn on the Allow less secure apps toggle switch.
  7. Open the Outlook desktop app.
  8. Go to the File tab.
  9. On the Account Information page, select Add Account.
  10. Enter your Gmail email address, then select Connect.
  11. When prompted, enter your Gmail email address, then select Next.
  12. Enter your Gmail password, then select Sign in.
  13. To give Outlook permission to access your Gmail account, select Allow.
  14. Select Done.

View Gmail Messages

To view messages from a Gmail account in the Outlook desktop app:

  1. In the Folders pane, look for your Gmail email address.
  2. Under your Gmail email address, select Inbox.
  3. Use Outlook to send and receive messages as you would when using other accounts. 

How to Set Up Yahoo

Here’s what to do to set up a Yahoo account in Outlook:

  1. Open a web browser and log in to your Yahoo account.
  2. Select your name and choose Account Info.
  3. On the Personal Info page, select Account security.
  4. Turn on the Allow apps that use less secure sign in toggle switch.
  5. Open the Outlook desktop app and go to the File tab.
  6. Go to Info and select Add Account.
  7. Enter your Yahoo email address, then select Connect.
  8. Enter your Yahoo email password, then select Connect.
  9. Select Done.

View Yahoo Email Messages

To view Yahoo email messages in the Outlook desktop app:

  1. In the Folders pane, look for your Yahoo email address.
  2. Under your Yahoo email address, select Inbox.
  3. Use Outlook to send and receive messages as you would when using other accounts.

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