Change Email Account Settings in Outlook 2016 on Windows 10

screen print of Outlook showing the version

There is nothing more frustrating than Microsoft burying the Account Settings for Outlook on my computer. Was not nice to have to call my computer doctor in order to get help finding how to change email account settings in Outlook 2016 on Windows 10.

Nowhere could I find the necessary help Google searching, so that is why I decided to write this simple set of instructions should this happen again in my near future… or, if you should need help finding this option.

You can no longer access Account Settings from INSIDE your Outlook software, like you used to. This is where you can change your incoming and outgoing email servers.

Now you can only access that option from your computer Control Panel. See image below.

screen print of Control Panel in Windows10

Clicking on the Mail (Microsoft Outlook) option, you will get the tiny Mail Setup option… and you will need to click on Email Accounts next.

screen print of Mail Setup in Outlook 2016

Once you have clicked on Email Accounts, then you will get the Account Settings option.

screen print of Account Settings for Outlook 2016

From this window, you would select the email account that you wish to make changes on, and click on that email address in order to open the Change Account window. As seen in the screen print below.

screen print of Change Account in Outlook, with arrows to fields you can edit

You only need to change the necessary fields shown in the screen print above, in order to update or change your email account settings in Outlook 2016, in Windows 10.

Once you have filled in the necessary fields to make the changes to your email account, simply click on the Next > button.

screen print of Change Account in Outlook 2016, showing to click on the Next button

Clicking on the Next > button forces Microsoft Outlook to test your connection.

Test Account Settings in Outlook 2016

Now you simply click on the Close button…

screen print of Test Account Settings, showing to click the Close button

…and you will find the last step… now click the Finish button as shown in the screen print below.

screen print of Change Account showing to click on Finish button

Then you will find your computer back at the Email Account Settings… where you will simply need to click on the Close button, as shown in the screen print below.

screen print of Account Settings showing to click the Close button

Then your computer will be back to Mail Settings – Outlook. Click on the Close button, as shown in the screen print below.

screen print of Mail Setup - Outlook showing to click on Close button

Close your control panel as shown in the screen print below, and you are ready to return to work.

screen print of Control Panel in Windows10 showing to click X

Hope you find this as helpful as I will next time that I need to make any changes like I did recently, when moving my email account to another server.

Should you have any question regarding changing your email account settings in Outlook 2016 on Windows 10, then please leave them in a comment below and I will gladly discuss this issue further.

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