How to Add an Email Account in Microsoft Outlook

By Natalie Ray

According to Microsoft Office support, Outlook supports Microsoft Exchange, as well as POP3, IMAP and some HTTP e-mail accounts. You can add more than one email in Microsoft Outlook, whether you want to set up accounts for each family member or just your existing accounts. To add Internet accounts to Microsoft Outlook, obtain your account type, incoming mail server address and outgoing mail server (SMTP) address from your Internet or email provider before attempting to add the account to Microsoft Outlook.

Things You'll Need

  • Account type
  • Incoming mail server address
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) address

Step 1

Access your account settings. To do this, click "Tools" from Microsoft Outlooks top menu, then click "Account Settings." Your email accounts menu pops up.

Step 2

Add your Microsoft Exchange email. To do this, click "New" under "Email." Microsoft Outlook prompts you to enter your name, email address and the password for your email..

Step 3

Add other email accounts. To do this, click "New" under "Email," but do not enter your information in the boxes. Instead, check the box next to "Manually configure server settings or additional server types." Click "Next," and you will see the screen where you can manually enter your information.

Step 4

Select "Internet email" and click "Next." Microsoft Outlook prompts you to enter your information here. You need to know your account type: POP3, IMAP or HTTP. Also know your incoming mail server and outgoing mail server (SMTP). Your Internet email account provider can supply you with this information. Enter the required information and click "Next." Click "Finish" and your email account is added to Microsoft Outlook.