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How to change the order of email accounts in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-09-25

By default, Outlook sorts all email accounts with A to Z in the Navigation Pane except the default email account locates on the top of all accounts. If you want to change the order of email accounts in Outlook Navigation Pane, the dragging method is the priority for you. In this article, we will show you how to change the order of email accounts in Outlook with dragging method in Outlook.

Change the order of email accounts in Outlook

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Please do as follows to change the order of email accounts in Outlook.

1. For easily dragging the email accounts to the accurate place, please collapse all email accounts to make the Navigation Pane clean. See screenshot:

2. Click on an email account which you want to change its order in the Navigation Pane, then drag it to the place you like. In this case, I drag the “” account to the top of all accounts. See screenshot:

3. Then you can see the accounts order have been changes as follow screenshot shows.

Keep dragging the accounts one by one until they are locating on the accurate place you like.


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👍👍👍 Perfect! Thank you very much, Crystal. You solved my problem 100%
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Die Reihenfolge konnte ich verändern ABER: beim Starten des Outlooks öffnet das Programm standardmässig die Inbox von ""! Ich benutze aber viel öfter ein anderes Konto und kann Outlook einfach nicht dazu bringen, dieses als erstes zu öffnen...
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Hi Ralph H,
By default, when you start Outlook, the Inbox of the first email account you added is automatically opened. If it is not be the email folder you use most, you can change the Outlook startup folder. Please do as follows.
1. In Outlook, click File > Options to open the Outlook Options dialog box.
2. Click Advanced in the left pane.
3. Click the Browse button in the Outklook start and exit section.
4. In the Select Folder dialog box, select the Inbox (or any folder you need) under a certian account, and then click the bbutton.
5. Click OK in the Outlook Options dialog box to save the changes.
From now on, when you start Outlook, the specified folder will be opened by default.
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hi firend this account mail chang plea
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help sir
plesae
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I collapsed the email accounts by clicking on the right arrow > for each email account then dragged the accounts into the order that I wanted. Easy fix
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I am on the current version of Outlook for Mac (this is mid-2020). This technique no longer works.
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Same here. Did you find out how to do this by any chance?
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guys I just found someone with a bright idea... he said to number them 1. 2. 3. and so on. its not distracting at all and they go in the order you make them. actually worked well enough
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THX a lot, that does it! Great idea!
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Great. Thank you!
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