Create A New Profile In Outlook 2007

Outlook uses profiles to remember your email accounts and settings. Some people find it useful to have two separate profiles – one profile for work and another for personal use.

You can easily create a new profile in Outlook 2007 using the steps described below. The steps assume you are running Vista and Outlook 2007. It also assumes that you have your e-mail account information from either your Internet Service Provider or E-mail Administrator.

  1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts and the click Mail. The Mail Setup window will appear.
  3. Click Show Profiles and the click Add.
  4. Type in a name for the profile and click OK.
  5. The E-mail Accounts window will appear. Click the Add a new e-mail account option and click Next.
  6. Select the appropriate server type for your e-mail account and click Next.
  7. Provide your e-mail account information and click Next.
  8. Click Finish and click OK.


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  • Jon

    These are the same directions are other websites. However, I have Vista and Outlook 2007, and there is no Mail icon under User Accounts.

    When I search for new directions in Help in Outook 2007, there are a number of comments that match my problem.

    Are there new directions?

    Thank you.

  • Leah Gerfen

    Yikes! I have the same problem…no Mail choice in User Accounts. Is there a solution? Where do I find the Mail choice??

  • mahaveer

    wow man thats really awsome….

  • Wrong Information

    This is not correct for Outlook using Vista…..

  • linuxuserandapplefan

    I have Windows7 and don’t see the mail icon. Where can I find the solution?