Choose which email account to use to send an email message

If you set up multiple email accounts in Microsoft Outlook, you can choose which account to use when you send a message.

  1. In the message window, above to To button, click From.
  2. Click the account that you want to use.


  • Sending messages from your ISP account may require you are connected to that provider to receive permission to use the email server. Contact your network administrator or ISP for more information.

Why is the From button is missing?

If you see the Send button, but don’t see the From button, your Outlook profile (Outlook e-mail profile: A profile is what Outlook uses to remember the e-mail accounts and the settings that tell Outlook where your e-mail is stored.) contains only one email account. To add another email account, see Add or remove an email account.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010