If you have an Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail) account, you can add it to your Outlook for Mac client in just a few steps. All you need to know is your user name and password for Outlook.com.
- On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
- In the lower-left corner of the Accounts dialog box, click Add , and then click E-mail.
- Enter your e-mail address and password, and then click Add Account.
After the account is added, it appears on the left pane of the Accounts dialog, and Outlook begins downloading your messages.
If you have trouble adding the account using the steps above, try configuring it manually. Outlook.com and Outlook 2011 support both POP (POP: A common type of Internet-based mail account. Examples are Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail. After you add a POP account to Outlook, messages from the account appear in the folder list under On My Computer.) and IMAP (IMAP: A common type of Internet-based mail account such as Gmail, AOL Mail, and many others. Messages from these accounts appear in folders in the Outlook folder list, under the name of the account.) accounts and you can set up Outlook.com as either one of these account types. When setting up manually, you need to enter additional information about your account. Use the information from table below based on the account type:
|Port for the incoming server
|Port for the outgoing server
With POP and IMAP e-mail accounts, e-mail messages are the only items (items: Units of information in Outlook, such as e-mail messages, calendar events, contacts, tasks, and notes.) that are synchronized between Outlook and the mail server. Other items that you create in Outlook— such as contacts, calendar events, tasks, and notes— are stored on your computer, not on the mail server.
To delete the account, in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, select it and then click Delete .