How to Change Primary Account on Outlook

How to Change Primary Account on Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is an email client used to send and receive emails. It can also access contacts, calendar appointments, and to-do-list

You can have multiple accounts on your Microsoft Outlook. But, the first account you have will be the Primary Account.

This account cannot be removed unless you remove all other exchange accounts from your Microsoft profile.

But there is a way to change your primary account to the account you prefer.

How to Change Primary Account on Outlook?

Follow these steps below to change your primary account on Outlook.

  • On Outlook Itself

You can simply click File and choose Account Settings. Select the account you want to be the primary and set it as the default.

This is the easiest way to change the primary account in Microsoft Outlook.

  • Using Windows Run Dialog

Another way to change your Outlook primary account is to use Windows Run Dialog. But this step will require you to remove your Outlook Accounts

Follow these steps to change your primary Outlook account.

  1. Launch Runby pressing the Windows Key + R on your keyboard.
  2. Type control mlcfg32.cpl and press Enter or click OK
  3. You will be directed to the Mail Setup. Click Email Accounts
  4. In the Email tab, remove all the accounts starting from all the other accounts and leave your primary account last.
  5. Click the DataFiles tab, then tap Add and browse to your Personal Data Tab or PST
  6. Click Set as Default.
  7. Close the window and run the Windows’ Run Dialog again.
  8. Type control mlcfg32.cpl to return to your Mail settings
  9. Click Email Accounts
  10. Click New button and add the account you prefer
  11. Go to Account Settingsand click Data files
  12. Make sure that the account is Set to Defaultby seeing if there is a check beside it

FAQs

What are the most useful features of Microsoft Outlook?

1. Delay Delivery

Set date and time when the email will be sent

2. Create new rules and alerts

Help you organize your incoming and outgoing messages by receiving updates

3. Mailbox Cleanup

Help you remove emails from the Deleted folder and archiving old emails or messages

4. Connect to other Social Media Platforms

Connect your Microsoft Account to Facebook, LinkedIn, and other available platforms

5. Overlay

Allows you to combine two or more calendars together

6. Mail Merge

Create a mail with format to send to group of people

7. Quick Steps

Gives you shortcuts for steps that you always do or are needed to do

What are the other features of Microsoft Outlook?

In Microsoft Outlook, users can share their calendars so that other users will see their available schedule for appointment settings.

Microsoft Outlook will also send email notifications on the user’s display when they receive an email

This application will also remind you to attach a file when you mention that you will attach the file, but you forgot to. Microsoft Outlook will remind you to attach the file.

This is a very convenient feature for those who tend to forget adding attachments.

Also, Microsoft Outlook automatically adds calendar updates like flight or hotel reservations.

Is Microsoft Outlook free?

There is a free version of Microsoft Outlook but the features are only limited. Below is the features of the free version of the Microsoft Outlook

Outlook Express

  • Free
  • Includes email, calendar, and Core security
  • 15GB Mailbox Storage and 5GB Storage.
  • Not available for Windows and Mac.
  • OneDrive’s ransomware protection
  • Ad free
  • Message encryption
  • Custom domain names
  • Automatic protection from unsafe links
  • Scanning and removal of dangerous attachments

What are the other packages or versions of Microsoft Outlook?

Below are the paid versions of Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft 365 Personal

  • ₱3,499.00/ year
  • Includes email, calendar, and Core security
  • 50GB Mailbox Storage and 1TB Storage
  • Up to 1 person who can use
  • Available or Windows and Mac
  • OneDrive’s ransomware protection
  • Ad free
  • Message encryption
  • Custom domain names
  • Automatic protection from unsafe links
  • Scanning and removal of dangerous attachments

Microsoft 365 Family

  • ₱4,699.00/ year
  • Includes email, calendar, and Core security
  • 50GB Mailbox Storage and 6TB Storage
  • Up to 6 people who can use
  • Available or Windows and Mac
  • OneDrive’s ransomware protection
  • Ad free
  • Message encryption
  • Custom domain names
  • Automatic protection from unsafe links
  • Scanning and removal of dangerous attachments

Is Microsoft Outlook an important tool for business?

Yes, as it can help you organize meetings and mails more efficiently with all the features it offers.

What is the difference between Google Mail and Microsoft Outlook?

  • The extension of your email in Gmail is only limited to @gmail.com but in Microsoft Outlook you can have different email extensions like @yahoo.com, or @aol.com.
  • You have to manually remove spam mails in your Outlook email folder but in Gmail you can label the account that sends the spam emails and it will be directed to your trash folder.
  • Microsoft Outlook gives more security for your email as it will be saved on your system but it comes with a price.

Does Microsoft Outlook have signatures just like in Gmail?

Yes, you can also customize your own signature at Microsoft Outlook

Just go to Settings and Click Signature.

Can I customize my Microsoft Outlook theme (background, etc.)

Yes, you can change your Microsoft Outlook background. You can pick from pre-existing pictures Outlook is offering or upload your own photo.

Just go to Settings and Click Personalization.

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