Other Microsoft accounts
IMAP (including Yahoo!)
Import email from a desktop app
When you add your IMAP enabled account (such as Yahoo! Mail) to Outlook.com you can continue to send and receive new email from your current address, and import your old email and calendar info. To add your account, follow these steps.
Run the import tool
Automatically forward your email to Outlook.com
Import or subscribe to your calendar
Choose a "From" address
Sort incoming email into folders
Note: Free Yahoo! Mail accounts in the United States can't access POP, so you can't send or receive new Yahoo! email in Outlook.com, you can only import your old email and calendar. To send and receive Yahoo! email in Outlook.com, you need to upgrade to Yahoo! Mail Plus.
The import tool will import your existing email messages and set up Outlook.com so you can send email from your IMAP enabled account address. Run the import tool and follow the instructions on your screen. When you're done, come back to this page to finish the other steps.
Many email providers offer a way to automatically forward all incoming mail to another email address. The steps required to set auto-forwarding will vary from service to service. For more info, see your service provider's support section.
Here are instructions for Yahoo! Mail on the Yahoo! website.
For more info on the difference between importing a calendar and subscribing to one, see Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook.com. Note that in both scenarios you'll still need to go to your IMAP enabled account to add new calendar events.
To import your calendar info into Outlook.com, you must first export it. The steps required might vary from service to service. Once you've successfully exported the calendar info, follow the instructions for importing a calendar in Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook.com.
Here are the steps to export your Yahoo! calendars.
To subscribe to your calendar, you must first get the private URL (which is often not the URL that appears in your browser's Address bar). The steps required might vary from service to service. Once you have the private URL, follow the instructions for subscribing to a calendar in Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook.com.
If you import your calendar, to continue receiving new events or updates tell people to send events to your Outlook.com email address.
If you shared your IMAP enabled account calendar, you'll probably want to share your Outlook.com calendar.
You can send email from any account you've added to Outlook.com.
Click New to start a new mail.
Click the down arrow next to your email address (upper left).
Select from the list of addresses.
If you send a lot of email from one of your addresses, you can set it as your default "From" address.
Click Your email accounts.
Under Default "From" address, select the address you'd like to send from by default.
To return to your inbox, click the Outlook.com logo in the upper left.
If you want to keep email from different addresses separate (for example, your personal address and business address), Outlook.com can automatically sort incoming mail into different folders.
Customizing Outlook, click Rules for sorting new messages, and then click New.
Under Step 1:
On the first list, select To or Cc line.
On the second list, select contains.
In the text box, enter the address for the email you want to sort.
Under Step 2, do one of the following:
If the folder already exists, select Move to and select the folder from the list.
If the folder doesn’t exist yet, select Move to a new folder, and enter the folder name.
You can also automatically forward, delete, add or remove a category, or flag the message.
Messages sent to a mailing list won't be added to this folder.
For more help with adding email accounts,
contact customer support.
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