How to Set Options in the Backstage view in Microsoft Outlook

In Brief...

You can use the Info tab in Outlook's Backstage view to manage your account settings, clean up your mailbox, and manage rules and alerts.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Outlook: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. In Info, select Account Settings and then select Account Settings again.
    Account Settings

  2. On the E-mail tab, double-click an email account to set options.
    Email Tab

  3. In the Change Account dialog box, you can change your user name, change your password, and so on.
    Change Account Dialog Box

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