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How do I delete an account from Outlook for Mac?


  1. Select Preferences from the Outlook menu.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Select the account you want to delete, then click the “-” button on the bottom of the window.

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Deleting an account from Outlook for Mac removes all data associated with that account from the app. You can’t delete only certain items, such as email messages. To delete an account, you must first turn off the syncing of the service in Calendar and Contacts preferences. Then open Outlook for Mac and select File > Account Settings > [account name], and then choose Delete Account. When deleting an Exchange Server account or any other hosted service (such as Gmail), also make sure to uncheck Show this server in the menu bar. Otherwise, you won’t be able to remove it from your accounts list.

Remember that if you delete a hosted service account, you will lose access to all data stored on its servers—including any email messages or calendar entries you haven’t yet downloaded to your Mac.

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What do I need to back up before deleting my account?

If you delete an email account, almost all of the messages in that account will be removed from Outlook. Before proceeding, it is strongly recommended that you download and save any messages that you want to keep. To see a list of your saved email folders:

On the File menu (in the upper left corner of Microsoft Outlook), choose Account Settings. The Account Settings dialog opens. Select Show All Accounts if necessary, and then select [account name]. In the left column, under Email Folders, click on or highlight each folder that contains messages you want to save (select more than one folder at once by holding the Shift key while clicking each one). In the right column, click Save Folder. The Save Folder dialog opens. Choose a location for your message files, and then name your selected folders (or accept the proposed names). Click OK to save changes and close the Save Folder dialog. Your message folder(s) are now saved in that location.

Starting with Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion), you can also avoid data loss if you use iCloud’s Mail service to back up your email messages:

In Mail > Preferences, select Accounts. If necessary, choose Show All Accounts, and then select [account name]. Check Synchronize this account using iCloud Mail. Select Use This Account to store your messages in iCloud. Enter an email address and password, and then click Sign In.

If you have a hosted service account like Gmail or Yahoo! Mail, use that provider’s online help to learn how to back up the data stored on its servers.

How do I update my information after deleting my account?

When you delete an email account from Outlook for Mac 2011, the app immediately stops syncing that account and removes it from all of your calendars (and other synced locations). However, Outlook continues to display that account in Account Settings, but it no longer shows Calendar items for events scheduled on that calendar.

After you delete your user account, your name may still appear as organizer or contact on any previously scheduled meetings or Outlook events. You must edit, delete, or reschedule any such appointments (or create a new event) before they occur.

If you had used iCloud’s Mail service to back up your messages and contacts with [account name], but then deleted that account in Account Settings > [account name], you can still open those messages by opening iCloud Mail on your Mac: In the menu bar, choose Window > Go to Mail. When the inbox opens, click All Accounts in the sidebar. Choose [account name] (if it’s listed), and then select a message from there. If it is missing, go back to Account Settings > [account name], search for an address card for yourself, and display the card.

To update your contact information in the People app on your Mac: Open Contacts, and then choose All Contacts in the sidebar. Go to www.icloud.com/address book. If necessary, sign in with the Apple ID that you used for [account name]. Select a contact from that list (or enter a new one). Modify phone numbers, addresses, etc., as needed. Click Done when finished.

How do I restore messages and other data?

If you change your mind about deleting an email account, or simply want to switch back to using it instead of iCloud Mail, follow these steps: In Outlook 2011’s Account Settings dialog: Choose [account name], and then select Change. In the next dialog that opens, choose Restore Account, and then click OK again. Re-enter your password for [account name], and then click OK to continue.

If you’ve already deleted the account from the Account Settings dialog, here’s how to use iCloud Mail as a middleman for mymac.com email: Open Outlook 2011 on your Mac, if it isn’t already running. Type icloud.com in the search field at the top of the window (notice that [email protected] might show up too). Click on or hover over [email protected] until it is highlighted in blue (like in this screenshot), and then press Return to go there directly (or choose File > Go to Address Book ). Click All Contacts, and then search for an address card for yourself. If you can’t find one, create a new contact with all of your current information (excluding the password). Choose File > Send to Everyone. In the pop-over that appears, choose to Get Info from iCal, and sync it by clicking Sync Now. Outlook begins loading your data. When done, quit Outlook in the usual way: From the menu bar, choose Outlook > Quit.

If you can’t get this to work, or want more control over syncing calendars between your Mac and iCloud’s Mail service, follow these steps instead: Open Calendar on your Mac. Search for an event scheduled after January 1st, 2016 (or change this date if you are using a different email address). Drag it to the Trash on the left side. Click Edit > Preferences . On the General tab, click Advanced, and then select Enable iCloud for events and tasks in this Calendar Account (and other calendar accounts). Close Preferences, quit Calendar in the usual way: From the menu bar, choose File > Quit, log out of your computer, and then restart it.

If your calendar won’t sync properly after deleting an account from Settings or iCloud Mail, follow these steps instead: Open Outlook 2011’s Account Settings dialog. Choose [account name], and then select Change. In the next dialog that opens, choose Delete Account, and then click OK again.

How do I delete an account from Outlook for Mac?

1. Select Preferences from the Outlook menu.
2. Click on Accounts.
3. Select the account you want to delete, then click the “-” button on the bottom of the window.

How do you delete a Microsoft account on a Mac?

To delete an email account, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Email & accounts . Select the email account you want to remove then choose Manage. Following that, select Delete from this device. Confirm your choice by selecting Delete again.

How do I delete a profile on Mac?

On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences. When the preference pane loads, click Users & Groups. If the lock at the bottom left is locked, unlock it by clicking on it and selecting Open preferences for this user from the drop-down menu.  Locate and select the user or group you want to delete and then click Remove below that list of users.

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