How to Switch Between Email Accounts in Outlook 2007

By Leigh Thompson

Many families only have one computer for everyone to use. With Microsoft Outlook 2007, they can create separate email profiles for each family member to access a specific email account. This helps them keep email, calendar and contact lists separate from other family members. It's relatively simple to switch between these email accounts. Once an account profile is set up---after the software is initiated---a dialog box appears prompting you to select the desired profile.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu. Choose "Control Panel" on the left side. Click "Classic View" in the left navigation pane. Double-click "Mail" from the list of options.

Step 2

Click "Show Profiles" in the Mail setup dialog box.

Step 3

Select the radio button next to "Prompt for a profile to be used." Click "Apply" and "OK."

Step 4

Open Microsoft Outlook 2007. Click the drop-down box to choose your email account profile. Click "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • Click "Add" in the "Mail" box to create new email profiles.
  • The "Mail" icon will not appear in the Control Panel unless Outlook has been started at least once.