Windows 10 local account can be used as the Microsoft Outlook and Live both. Also, a Gmail account can also create Microsoft Account for signing into Windows 10. This account unveils different powerful features as well as also allows to send and receive messages. It is also very easy to set up a Microsoft account to Outlook to manage emails.
Setting Microsoft Account to Outlook
First of all, make sure that Microsoft Outlook is installed on your desktop system as well as you have a Microsoft Account. It is not necessary to also sign in with the desktop. Open Outlook and open File > Info and click on Add Account button.
A new window will open, choose the “Manual setup or additional server types” option and click on the Next button.
A new window will appear, choose “Outlook.com or Exchange ActiveSync compatible service” option and click on the next button.
On the new screen, provide the login information for the Microsoft Account in the server field provide eas.outlook.com
Click on Next button and it will connect with the account if both login and password are correct. Close the Window and you will be able to use Outlook with Microsoft Account.
Enabling Two Factor Authentication
To enable two-factor authentication for the Microsoft Account, you need to change a few simple settings. This will make your password stop working and you are required to generate an app password to log in.
Open the Security page and sign in with the Microsoft account. After signing in, click on ‘more security options’ link.
In the App Password section on the next page, click on “Create a new app password”. You will be able to generate a new password. Use the newly generated password and use it instead of the password you normally use.
Keep in mind that the Microsoft account is separate from the domain account that the email is for. In case the Microsoft Account email is a Gmail address, then to sign in to the Microsoft Account, use Microsoft account password for the Outlook online or Microsoft website and use Gmail password when logging into Gmail.
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