In order to enjoy the benefits of Outlook on our mobile devices, we can have several considerations to take into account.

Firstly, if it is an Android phone, we know that we have the advantage of being able to enter the Google store (Google Play Store) and we can download any app we want, and in this case, the Outlook app is available.

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Outlook: Create New Email Account (from PC)

To create an Outlook account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Outlook website and click “Sign up for free.”
  2. Enter your personal information, including your name, email address ex: @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, and password.
  3. Click “Next.”
  4. Verify your account by following the prompts to receive a verification email or code.
  5. DONE! Once your account is verified, you can start using Outlook to send and receive emails.

Keep in mind that you’ll need a Microsoft account to create an Outlook account. If you don’t already have a Microsoft account, you can create one during the Outlook account creation process.

Remember this: Outlook = Hotmail

How to Sign UpNew Outlook Account? (from mobile)

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Having downloaded it, we only have to open that app, if it is the first time you are opening the app, you must follow the first inductive steps that are from the “Introduction“; then after overcoming this, just go to Settings —- Add account —- Add email account.

Now you only have to write your email account; remembering that it can be your Microsoft account; educational account; professional account. After this you just have to click “Continue” to enter your password and finally click on “Login / Next“.

Finally it is only necessary to configure and synchronize the activities that you wish, as well as own configurations of the mail with the mobile that you must activate or deactivate the permissions.

NOTE: If attempting to enter the user / email; you are prompted by the “email provider”; Then you must make an IMAP or POP account setup.

How to know if it is IMAP or POP?

Easy, if the mobile e-mail application allows you to configure the “Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync” account, then it will be an IMAP type configuration:

  1. You enter the Exchange option
  2. Choose your name / mail and your password.
  3. Choose the server; example: m.hotmail.com
  4. Select the “use secure connection
  5. Now disable the “accept all SSL certificates

Otherwise, then the configuration of mail that you will do, will be POP type:

  1. User name, as follows: [email protected] – Enter the password you want to have.
  2. POP3 Server: pop3.live.com –Port: 995
  3. Security type: SSL / TLS. Click and activate the “accept all SSL certificates”
  4. SMTP server: smtp.live.com – Port: 587
  5. Security type: none – Request to log in: keep in “deactivated”

On Android Device

  1. To use an Outlook account for the first time, to start you need to get the Outlook app.
  2. Go to the Play Store on your device, search the Outlook App and tap on ”install”.
  3. First, tap on the Outlook app and open it, then press ”Get Started”. Outlook may detect your Google account and ask you to add them to the Outlook account. If you want to do that, tap on Google Connect Account and tap on ”Ok” to confirm. Then, tap on ”Allow” and give access to yours Contacts. If you don’t want to do it, press on ”skip”.
  4. Then, write a full email address, for example: [email protected] and tap on ”Continue”.
  5. Create a password with all the requirement that outlook ask for (capital letter, numer and sing) and then tap on ”Next”.
  6. Outlook will ask your basic information such as the country and birthday date. Make sure to provide real information, just in case you forget the password in the future and need to recover it. Once you finish this step, tap on ”next”.
  7. Now Outlook will need to verify your account and will ask you for your phone number to send you a code number. Write that code and tap on ”Verify”.

Once Outlook proved the information you give to create the new account, is all set to use the app. Now you have yur Outloon account in your Adroid device.

On iOS Device

  1. To create a new account in a IOs device, firt you’ll need the Outlook´s App.
  2. Then, you need to set up your device. To do so, go to the App Store and downald the app.
  3. Go to ”settings” and open it. Go down and tap on ”mails”, tap on ”accounts”, then tap on ”add an account” and select ”Outlook” and now you’re ready to creat a new account.
  4. After follow the previous steps, pulse on ”No account? Create one” and follow this steps:
  5. Write a username mail, por example: [email protected]
  6. Make a good password with the requirement that outlook ask (can be to write a capital letter, numer or a sing)
  7. Then, Outlook will ask you some information such as country you are living and your birthday date. It’s important that you provide real information, just in case you’ll need to recover a password in the future.
  8. Write those characters that shows in the box and then, press ”next”.
  9. Then, Outlook will need to verify your new account. That’s why it ask your phone number to send you a code number. Write the code number on the Outlook app and tap on ”verify”. Outlook will prove your information and that’s it, now you are ready to use Outlook on your device.

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As you will see are some more steps but with this tutorial is much simpler, however it is valid to remember that these last two types of configurations are mostly the cases for very low-tech phones; or at least not for the most current devices.

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