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Outlook is one of the most popular and feature-rich email clients, with 400 million+ active users worldwide. It comes in several versions, including desktop and browser-based versions (Outlook Web app). Outlook is also an effective email aggregator where you can add up to 20 different email accounts, including Microsoft 365, Yahoo, Gmail, iCloud, and Exchange accounts.
But are you wondering how to add another account in Outlook when you already have one? No doubt, it’s one of the common needs, and sometimes there can be Outlook issues while adding your email account. So, to make this process easy and understandable, we have come up with different methods to add another email account to Outlook.
You can follow these steps to add your first email account as well as additional email accounts to Outlook.
If Outlook is not accepting the password for your email account, it might be possible that you are using an account that requires additional security. Email providers like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, iCloud, and AOL accounts use two-factor authentication to verify the user’s identity.
Based on your provider, you might require an application password to add your email account to Outlook. This password is different from your regular email account password. If you see messages like this: Please sign in using your application password, or 2-factor authentication is set up for your account, it means you need an application password.
For each email provider, there are different procedures to obtain an application password. You can create app password for Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, etc. For example, here we show the steps to obtain an application password in Outlook.com.
Follow the below steps to generate an application password for Outlook.com:
If you are facing problems adding your email account, you can choose any one of the below-discussed advanced methods.
Add an IMAP or POP email account to Outlook using the advanced setup
Use Outlook’s advanced configuration option if require entering particular values for incoming and outgoing server names, SSL settings, or port numbers. You can follow these instructions to add IMAP or POP account to Outlook:
Add a third-party MAPI account to Outlook using the advanced setup
Download and set up the MAPI email provider application as advised by the provider company (if using a third-party MAPI provider).
Note: The other option will only appear if you have properly installed or set up the MAPI provider.
You can switch easily between different Outlook profiles. Just follow the below instructions to switch between Outlook profiles:
I hope you find this post helpful! You can use the methods discussed in the blog to add another email account to Outlook. All these methods are easy-to-use and assist you in quickly adding the accounts of Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Outlook.com, etc., to Outlook.
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