A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create a New Email Address in Outlook

Outlook is one of the most popular email clients used by individuals and businesses alike. Whether you are setting up a new personal email account or creating one for your organization, Outlook provides a seamless and user-friendly experience. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of creating a new email address in Outlook.

Getting Started with Outlook

To create a new email address in Outlook, you first need to have an active Microsoft account. If you already have an account, you can skip this step. If not, visit the Microsoft website and click on the “Sign up” or “Create account” option. Follow the prompts to create a new Microsoft account.

Setting Up Your Email Address

Once you have your Microsoft account set up, open Outlook and sign in using your credentials. On the main page, locate the toolbar at the top and click on “File.” From the drop-down menu, select “Add Account.”

A new window will open with two options: “Email Account” and “Manual setup or additional server types.” Choose “Email Account” and enter your desired email address in the provided field. Click on “Connect.”

Configuring Your Email Settings

After clicking on “Connect,” Outlook will attempt to automatically configure your email settings. If successful, you will see a message indicating that your account has been set up successfully. However, if automatic configuration fails, you will need to manually enter your email settings.

To manually configure your email settings, choose the option for manual setup during Step 2 of adding an account. Select either POP or IMAP as your account type based on your preferences or requirements. Enter incoming and outgoing mail server information as provided by your email service provider.

Finalizing Your Email Setup

Once you have entered your email settings, click on “Next” to proceed. Outlook will test the connection to your email server to ensure that the settings are correct. If everything checks out, you will see a message confirming that your account has been successfully added.

To access your newly created email address in Outlook, go back to the main page and look for the navigation pane on the left-hand side. Underneath your existing email accounts, you should now see your new email address listed.


Creating a new email address in Outlook is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps. By following this step-by-step guide, you can set up a new personal or business email account and start enjoying all the features and benefits that Outlook has to offer. So, whether you’re an individual looking for a reliable email client or an organization seeking a professional communication platform, give Outlook a try and create your new email address today.

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