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Remove and Create Outlook Profiles

How to remove and create outlook profiles

Remove a profile

A profile consists of accounts, data files, and settings that specify where your email messages are saved.

  1. Exit Outlook if open.

  2. Open Control Panel by doing one of the following:

    • In Windows 8 and Windows 10, choose Start and type Control Panel.

    • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, choose Start > Control Panel.

  3. Open Mail by doing one of the following:

    • In Windows 10, choose User Accounts > Mail.

    • In all other versions of Windows, choose Mail.

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

  4. Choose Show Profiles.

  5. Select a profile.

  6. Click Remove.

Note: Outlook may warn you that deleting your profile will remove offline data. You won't lose any information stored in your Outlook Data Files (.pst) or any information stored in your online accounts, for example Outlook.com, Exchange, or Office 365 accounts.

Create an Outlook profile

A profile is a critical part of your Outlook experience. The profile consists of the accounts, data files, and settings that specify where your email messages are saved.

Note: To create a new profile, you'll use your Windows Control Panel. There are different paths you can take to get to Mail settings in the Windows Control Panel. The path you take might depend on which Windows operating system—Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10—you're using, and which version of Outlook is installed.

  1. Exit Outlook, and then do one of the following:

    • Choose Start > Control Panel > Mail.

      or

    • Choose Start and in the Search programs and files box, type Control Panel, and then choose Mail.

      or

    • Open the Control Panel, and in the Search box at the top of window, type Mail.


  2. Choose Show Profiles > Add.

  3. In the Profile Name box, type a name for the profile, and then choose OK.

  4. Click close.

  5. Open Outlook. It will then ask you to create another profile if you didn't do that in the Mail Setup. All fields 'should' be populated.



For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at: http://help.mst.edu




Keywords:email, creating profiles, remove outlook profiles, remove profile   Doc ID:68815
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-11-17 08:24 CSTUpdated:2017-07-27 11:35 CST
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