Remove or delete an email account from Outlook

Overview

A step by step guide on how to remove an account from Microsoft Outlook.

  1. From the main Outlook window, select File in the upper left corner of the screen.

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    Note: For Outlook 2007, select Tools > Account Settings and skip to step 3.

  2. Select Account Settings > Account Settings.

  3. Select the account you want to delete, then select Remove.

  4. You'll see a message warning you that all offline cached content for this account will be deleted. This only affects content downloaded and stored on your computer.

    Select Yes to confirm.

Important: If you want to delete the last or the only email account you have in Outlook, you'll receive a warning that you must create a new location for your data before removing the account. For more information, see Create An Outlook Data File.

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