Outlook roaming options

When you enable Outlook to store your settings in the cloud, settings for your Microsoft 365 account will automatically roam across all your devices that use Outlook for Windows.  

Enable roaming options

To enable roaming of your Outlook options, use the following steps: 

  1. Select File > Options.

  2. Under Outlook Options, select General.

  3. Check the box Store my Outlook settings in the cloud.

  4. Select OK.

Disable roaming options

To disable roaming of your Outlook options, use the following steps: 

  1. Select File > Options.

  2. Under Outlook Options, select General.

  3. Uncheck the box Store my Outlook settings in the cloud.

  4. Select OK.

After disabling roaming options, changes you make in Outlook options will now only be applied to the local device. 

Which Outlook options can be roamed?

Settings in the following areas of the Outlook Options dialog can be roamed: 

  • General

  • Mail

  • Calendar

  • Groups

  • People

  • Tasks

  • Search

  • Ease of Access

  • Advanced

Settings in the following areas of the Outlook Options dialog are not roamed: 

  • Language

  • Customize Ribbon

  • Quick Access Toolbar

  • Add-ins

  • Trust Center

Turning off roaming settings for users in your Microsoft 365 organization (administrators only)

Roaming options is on by default.  Administrators can turn it off for Microsoft 365 users in their organization using the Disable roaming settings in Outlook group policy template. Get started with group policy templates here.

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