How to Set Up Microsoft Outlook for Two Accounts

By Matthew Burley

Microsoft Outlook is a great tool for managing tasks, calendar events and email. It provides multiple organizational options and can sync with other devices so that your tasks and reminders can follow you when you are away from your computer. Outlook also allows users to set up multiple email accounts in the application in case they have multiple email addresses. All of these functions offer the Outlook user the benefit of having a vast amount of information available in one program.

Things You'll Need

  • Third-party mail settings from your email providers

Outlook 2007

Step 1

Launch the Microsoft Outlook application.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" option at the top of your screen.

Step 3

Select "Account Settings."

Step 4

Choose the "New" option under the "Email" tab.

Step 5

Select the "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP" option, then click "Next."

Step 6

Choose the "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" box and click the "Next" button.

Step 7

Select your email type from the choices available and click the "Next" button.

Step 8

Complete all of the required fields on this screen, then click the "More Settings" button.

Step 9

Configure the options under these four tabs to match the settings specified by your email provider, then click the "OK" button.

Step 10

Click the "Next" button, then the "Finish" button on the next screen.

Step 11

Repeat Steps 2 through 10 for your additional email address.

Outlook 2003 and earlier

Step 1

Click the "Tools" option at the top of the screen, then select the "E-mail Accounts" option.

Step 2

Choose the "Add a new email account option" then click the "Next" button.

Step 3

Select the "POP3" option and click the "Next" button.

Step 4

Fill in all of the required account settings, then click the "More settings" button.

Step 5

Enter the information specified by your email provider and click the "OK" button.

Step 6

Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for your additional email account.