How to Remove Microsoft Outlook Account?

Last Updated: Feb 4, 2024 by

If you no longer use Microsoft Outlook or have multiple accounts that you want to consolidate, you may be wondering how to remove your Microsoft Outlook account. Removing your account is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. In this article, we will guide you through the process of removing your Microsoft Outlook account.

Step 1: Sign Out of Your Account

Before you can remove your Microsoft Outlook account, you must first sign out of it. To do this, open Microsoft Outlook and click on the “File” tab in the top left corner. Then, click on “Account Settings” and select “Account Settings” again from the drop-down menu. In the new window that opens, click on your account and then click on “Remove” at the bottom of the window. This will sign you out of your account and take you to the next step.

Step 2: Remove Your Account

Once you have signed out of your account, you can now remove it from Microsoft Outlook. In the same window where you clicked on “Remove” in the previous step, click on “New” to add a new account. This will open a new window where you can add a new account. Instead of adding a new account, click on “Remove” at the bottom of the window. A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to remove the account. Click “Yes” to confirm and your account will be removed from Microsoft Outlook.

Step 3: Delete Your Microsoft Account

Removing your account from Microsoft Outlook does not delete your Microsoft account. If you want to completely delete your Microsoft account, you can do so by going to the Microsoft account website. Log in to your account and click on the “Security” tab. Then, click on “More security options” and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under “Close your account,” click on “Close my account.” This will take you to a page with information about what will happen when you close your account. Read through the information and click on “Next.” You will then be asked to sign in again and confirm that you want to close your account. Once you have done this, your Microsoft account will be permanently deleted.

Step 4: Remove Microsoft Outlook from Your Devices

If you have Microsoft Outlook installed on multiple devices, you will need to remove it from each device individually. This will ensure that your account is completely removed from all devices and you will no longer receive any notifications or emails from your account. To remove Microsoft Outlook from your devices, simply uninstall the application from your computer or mobile device.

Removing your Microsoft Outlook account is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following these steps, you can easily remove your account and consolidate your email accounts. If you have any questions or need further assistance, you can contact Microsoft support for help.

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