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To have an access to your Microsoft’s email account from your Apple MacBook (any), iMac, Mac mini, or Mac Pro you can use the Microsoft Outlook app available from the Apple’s App Store. But you may prefer to use the built-in macOS Mail app for all your email accounts, like I do. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up your Microsoft email account (Hotmail, Outlook, Live, or MSN) using the built-in macOS Mail app.

Note that these instructions have been written for Hotmail, but the process is exactly the same whether you want to set up an Outlook, Live, or MSN account.

Let’s begin

Setting up a Microsoft email account (Hotmail, Outlook, Live, or MSN) using the built-in macOS Mail app is a really easy process.

Now, step by step guide.

  1. Open the Mail app. Set up Microsoft email account on Apple MacBook, iMac, and Mac Pro

  2. From the top bar menu, select Mail and click Add Account.... Set up Microsoft email account on Apple MacBook, iMac, and Mac Pro

  3. Select Other Mail Account... and click Continue. Set up Microsoft email account on Apple MacBook, iMac, and Mac Pro

  4. Enter your name, email address, and password for your Microsoft account (Hotmail, Outlook, Live, or MSN). Please note: If you have two-step authentication enabled for your Microsoft account, you will need to create an application password for macOS Mail app and use it instead. Set up Microsoft email account on Apple MacBook, iMac, and Mac Pro

  5. Tap Sign In and wait for Mail to verify your account.

  6. On the final screen, you can define what kind of data, like Contacts or Calendars, you want to synchronize between your Apple computer and your Microsoft email account. Ensure that «Mail» is checked.

  7. Tap Done to complete your account setup.

Conclusion

That’s it, you’re done. Now you have set up a Microsoft email account using the built-in macOS Mail app. So simple isn’t it?

I hope this article has helped you learn how to set up a Microsoft email account (Hotmail, Outlook, Live, or MSN) using the built-in macOS Mail app on your Apple MacBook (any), iMac, Mac mini, or Mac Pro. If this article helped you then please leave a comment :smiley:

Thanks for reading!