Microsoft introduced a new Outlook.com with several new features early this year, and they have been gradually upgrading the Outlook.com web accounts of all users. If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your desktop email client, you may have to reconnect Outlook to your Outlook.com account to continue to have uninterrupted email access.
Microsoft had put up a notice as follows:[ACTION REQUIRED] If you want to keep using your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2013, you’ll need to reconnect it. Once you reconnect, your Outlook.com emails will start syncing to your desktop again.
Reconnect Outlook to Outlook.com
There are two ways to reconnect the Microsoft Outlook desktop email client to your Outlook.com account:1. Use the Microsoft Outlook Connector.
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- Create a new Profile, if it is the primary or only account you are accessing
- Delete the old account and create and add outlook.com as a new account, if you have multiple accounts in Microsoft Outlook.
Create a new Profile in Outlook
Create a new profile: To create a new profile, open your Control Panel, type Mail in the search box, and click on the result – Mail that you see, to open the following box.
Click on Show Profiles and then on the Add button.
Give the profile a name and select OK.
The following box will open, where you can set up your outlook.com as usual.
Click on the ‘Add Account’ link to open the wizard. Enter the required details and click ‘Next’. Follow the wizard to complete the process.
Remove the email account & recreate it
You will have to delete the account and create a new one if you want to sync several email accounts using Microsoft Outlook.
To delete an email account from Outlook, open Outlook and click on the File tab. Next, select the Account Settings option and then choose the desired email account. Finally, click on the Remove link.
- Having done this, you will have to re-create this account, as mentioned above.
- Once the account is created, you will have to restart Microsoft Outlook.
- This worked for me, and I hope it works for you too.
These suggestions may also help if you see a ‘Problem connecting to a server message in Outlook.
How do I reconnect my Outlook email?
To reconnect your Outlook email in the Outlook app, you’ll need to create a new profile first. Otherwise, it’ll continue using the same old profile with which you were having problems. To do this, follow the default way to add your Outlook email address in the Outlook email app on your computer. You’ll need to insert your email address and password to get started.
How do I sync Outlook with Outlook.com?
Please add your Outlook.com or @hotmail.com email address to synchronize Outlook with Outlook.com. For that, open Outlook and enter your name, email address, and password then click Next. Your account will be fetched and displayed on your screen almost instantly.
Reconnect your Outlook.com account We understand that you may be using Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2013 to access your Outlook.com account and you may be experiencing issues. We want to let you know that you don’t have to reconnect to your other email accounts, such as Office 365, Exchange, etc.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.