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How to set an email account as the default account in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-05-30

When there are multiple email accounts existing in your Outlook, there must be a default account among them. If you want to change another email account as the default account, what can you do? With this tutorial, you can learn how to set an email account as the default account in Outlook.

Set an email account as the default account in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleSet an email account as the default account in Outlook

1. Open the Account Settings dialog box.

1). In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings. See screenshot:,

2). In Outlook 2007, please click Tools > Account Settings. See screenshot:

2. In the Account Settings dialog box, please select an email account which you want to set as the default account, and then click Set as Default under E-mail tab.

3. Then click Close button in the Account Settings dialog box to close it. And the specified account has been set as the default account in your Outlook.


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