Edit an Outlook profile

A profile contains configuration information for email accounts, data files, and information about where your email items are saved. Unlike other commands and settings for Microsoft Outlook 2013, profiles are edited in Control Panel in Windows, not within Outlook.

You can change the accounts that are contained, their settings, and data storage options for each profile.

  1. Exit Outlook.
  2. In Control Panel, click or double-click Mail.

ShowWhere is Mail in Control Panel?

Mail appears in different Control Panel locations depending on the version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, Control Panel view selected, and whether a 32- or 64-bit operating system or version of Outlook is installed.

The easiest way to locate Mail is to open Control Panel in Windows, and then in the Search box at the top of window, type Mail.

 Note    The Mail icon appears after Outlook starts for the first time.


  1. Do any of the following:
  • To add another email account, click E-mail Accounts.
  • To change Outlook data storage options, click Data Files.
  • To see a list of the current profiles, click Show Profiles.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010