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Add your account in Outlook for Windows

Using Outlook gives you the opportunity to access many different types of email accounts from one place. If you have a Microsoft email account that ends in,,, or, follow the steps below to add your account to classic Outlook for Windows.

Add your email account quickly


You can use Outlook's automatic setup option to add your account to Outlook for PC.  You can use these instructions to add your first account or additional accounts.

Note: Your username is your full email address.

  1. Open Outlook and select File > Add Account.

    Select File, then Add Account.
  2. Enter your email address, then select Connect.

    Note: If Outlook doesn't accept your password, you may have two-factor authentication enabled for your account. See the next section for instructions on how to create an app password for

  3. If prompted, enter your password again, then select OK, and Finish to start using Outlook.

Adding an account if you use two-factor authentication

You can use two-factor authentication with your account as an added security measure. Enabling two-factor authentication requires that you use an application password with your account or an authenticator application when adding the account to another program such as Microsoft Outlook. 

How do I know if I have two-factor authentication?

If you try to add your account to Outlook and it repeatedly asks you for a password and will not accept the password you know is correct, you may have two-factor authentication enabled. 

  1. Go to, click your initials in the upper right, and then select View Account.

  2. Under Security, select Update.

  3. Under More security options, select Explore.

  4. Under Two-step authentication, you'll see a notification that you either are or are not using two-factor authentication.

Generate an app password for

  1. Go to, click your initials in the upper right, and then select View Account.

  2. Under Security, select Update.

  3. Under More security options, select Explore.

  4. Scroll down to the app passwords section, and then choose Create a new app password.

  5. Your app password will be displayed on the next screen. Make a note of this password, as you'll need it when you add your account to Outlook.

  6. Use the instructions at the beginning of this article to add your account to Outlook, but when Outlook asks for your password, enter your app password.

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