Outlook For Mac Profile

Posted : admin On 1/31/2022

Outlook for Mac also has Profiles to manage multiple setups on the one machine. Though they are managed very differently to Outlook for Windows, the basics are the same on both. To add a bit of confusion, profiles where called ‘identities’ up to Outlook 2011. Outlook 2016 and later for Mac use the ‘Profile’ name.

  1. Note: In Outlook 2011 for Mac, profiles were called identities. The Outlook Profile Manager (previously called the Microsoft Database Utility) is installed as part of your Office installation, and it allows you to create new profiles, edit or delete profiles, and set your default profile. When you open Outlook, it always uses the default profile.
  2. In the Outlook Profile Manager window, click on the (+) button to give the new profile a name. Outlook in Office 2016 For Mac requires Exchange 2010 SP2 or higher. Todd March 20, 2015. Outlook For Mac Repairing Main Profile. It is iCloud for Windows that needs the update if you are on Outlook 2016.
  3. If you experience trouble with Outlook for Mac following the migration of your WCUPA mailbox to the O365 cloud, please try the steps below. Outlook for Mac is the recommended email client for Mac. However if you use Mac Mail instead, you can follow the guide found here to re-create your profile.
  4. Outlook 2016 for Mac, Outlook for Mac for Office 365; In this article. Original KB number: 2800895. We do not recommend that you change the default location of your Profile folder for Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac, or your Identity folder for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 to an external hard disk or to a network.

In Office 2011 for Mac, the default Outlook Identity is called Main Identity, but the application allows more than one. Outlook 2011 for Mac gives you some tools to help you manage your Identities. Only one Identity at a time can display in Outlook.

To switch Identities in Outlook 2011 for Mac, take these steps:

Outlook
  1. Quit Outlook (pressing Command-Q quits any application).

  2. Run the Microsoft Database Utility.

  3. Change the default Outlook Identity.

  4. Click the red close window button in the upper-left corner of the Utility window to quit the Database Utility.

  5. Start Outlook.

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Outlook For Mac Profile

You can make the Outlook dialog display automatically whenever you open Outlook. To make the dialog available:

Outlook For Mac Profile Manager

Mac
  1. Quit Outlook (pressing Command-Q quits any application).

  2. In Finder, open your Microsoft Office 2011 Identities folder.

  3. Change the name of the folder of your default Outlook Identity.

  4. Start Outlook.

  5. Select the Show This List When Opening Outlook check box.

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Be sure to select the Show This List When Opening Outlook check box. It’s a handy tool for switching Identities instead of using the Database Utility. You can then choose the Identity you want to use and click OK without having to open the Database Utility.