How to add a new account for email, calendar and contacts in Windows 11

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When we sign in to our Windows 11 computer using a Microsoft account, all Microsoft-related apps immediately replicate the connection or ask for the same credentials when you open them. The Email, Calendar and Contacts application will simultaneously log into the same account. If you want to add a new account to use for email, calendar, and contacts in Windows 11, please read the following article.

How to add a new account for email, calendar and contacts in Windows 11

The procedure for adding a new account to use for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts for Windows 11 is as follows:

  1. Right click on the Start button and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, go to the Accounts tab on the list on the left side.
  3. In the right pane, select Mail accounts.
  4. Here, under the heading Accounts used by email, calendar and contactsyou will find an option to add a new account.
  5. Click on this option and you will be able to add a new account or modify existing options.

Can the account to use for email, calendar, and apps be different from your Microsoft sign-in account?

This is exactly what this option was created for. An interesting case is that for many users, it actually asks you whether or not you want to sign in to your email when you first open it. Now if you select the option to log into the main account from which you logged into your computer, so be it. To change this case, the procedure is as mentioned in this article.

Does this also change the email from the Microsoft Outlook app?

It changes the email from the Microsoft Email application. For Outlook, the procedure is different. The Windows Mail application is different from Microsoft Outlook. The latter is a paid subscription. However, Microsoft Calendar and Contacts are directly a subset of Windows Email.

Does the mentioned procedure change the email address of the primary email account?

No, this is not the case. It just lets you add a different account for email, calendar, and contacts. The procedure for changing the email address of the primary email account is different.

Does changing an email account also change the sender’s name?

Well yes. When you change the email address, the sender name will be that of the one with the new email account. Not from the person who logged into the system. However, if you “only” want to change the sender name in the Windows Mail application without changing the mail account, the procedure is different.

Add a new account to use for email, calendar, and contacts


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