Setup a Microsoft Outlook Profile for PC

When you run Outlook for the first time, a startup wizard guides you through the process of creating a new profile. The profile thus created runs whenever you start Outlook. Most people maintain only one profile — however, you might sometimes find it useful to have more than one. For example, you might want to use one profile for work mail and a second profile for personal mail. Also, if other people use the same computer that you do, their accounts and settings can be kept in separate profiles that have different names.

Create an email Profile:

  1. First go to the Control Panel on your PC

  2. Click Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016)

  3. A dialogue box should appear showing the profiles on the computer.

  4. Click add and create a profile name then click OK.

  5. Type your name and email address as requested and your password if prompted. It should say Outlook is completing the setup for your account. This might take a few minutes. You should see three green check marks and then click finish.

  6. From here click the circle that says always use this profile and then select the new profile in the drop down and click OK.

  7. Now open Outlook and your profile should be getting ready for first use. Outlook will begin to sync your mail from your mailbox. You will know when your account is fully added by checking the bottom for All folders are up to date. Connected to: Microsoft Exchange


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