Did you buy a new laptop or PC with Microsoft Windows? Are you wondering how to set up or configure your mail on the device? Well, here is a little tip: use Outlook!

What is Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is the ultimate platform to organize your email, calendar, and files; connect and get things done in a single place. With intelligent email, calendar reminders, and contact, Outlook lets you do more from one powerful inbox.

Individuals can use it as a stand-alone application. Organizations can utilize it as a multi-user software with shared functions as mailboxes, files, calendars, data aggregation, and appointment scheduling.

How is Outlook better than other webmail services?

  • Outlook is feature-rich platform with offerings like ‘Rules’ that automatically manage your emails upon their receival, customize email templates, and delete duplicate messages in an email by using the ‘Clean Up’ option.
  • When you ‘archive’ any mail, it moves to a separate ‘Archive’ folder, unlike in, where the archived mail is moved to an ‘All Mail’ folder making things difficult.
  • Outlook has a built-in calendar and contact feature.
  • Besides providing a focused inbox, it allows you to listen to your emails and easily sort them out.
  • You can use the true dark mode and set it to ‘automatic download of cloud attachments.’
  • Schedule your emails easily with Outlook.
  • You can also view your inbox and mails in your customized way easily.

How to download Outlook in Windows?

Outlook is a feature included in Office setup. So, if you successfully download the Office 365, you will automatically get Outlook 2019 unlike before when Outlook could be installed separately. Below is your guide to setup and download Office 365:

  • Search office on your device, select it and click on Install Office on its homepage.
  • When the download is complete, click run or setup as the option pops up.
  • Finish the download and launch Office 365.
  • For activating Office agree to its terms and conditions.
  • Office is now successfully installed and activated on your device.

You will not be asked to enter any license key and a free individual account can be created easily. Ensure that the latest Windows is installed for a smooth working of Office 365 or Outlook 2019.

Steps to easily configure your mail on Outlook:

  • Open Outlook and enter your email address or create a free account.
  • Click connect and enter your password.
  • Once it shows that the account is successfully added, you can add another email or click on Advanced options and select ‘let me add account manually.’
  • It will take seconds for your mail to set up in Outlook. Once done, you will be moved to your mail’s inbox interface.

Do not worry if you are unable to set up multiple accounts initially; you will be able to add other accounts by navigating to Files on the top-left corner of Outlook.

You can also customize the view of your Outlook by using the ‘Change View’ option from the View tab. And you can switch between your mail, calendar, to-do list and contacts from the bottom left corner.

Microsoft Office Outlook won’t open? Here’s a fix:

Your Outlook might show you different errors due to different reasons. Below mentioned are some easy fixes if you face the ‘Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook’ error-

  • You must try to recover your Navigation Pane configuration file by opening the Run application and entering outlook.exe/resetnavpane. This will automatically restore your file.
  • You can also turn off Outlook’s compatibility mode.
  • Try to start Outlook in Safe mode by opening the application while pressing ctrl. If the app opens successfully, then there is an add-in causing trouble to your Outlook.


Outlook is a feature-rich webmail client with a bit more of a learning curve but has more options to keep you well-organized, secure, planned, and managed. It is a single place for your calendar, mail, contacts, and files.

The whole process of downloading and activating Outlook on your Windows is mentioned above, along with the detailed process of configuring your mail on Outlook.

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By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.