Outlook 2010 - Setting default account to create new email

  • Thread starter Jerry Flatto
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Jerry Flatto

I just upgraded to Outlook 2010 from Outlook 2007. I have two email accounts - " com" and an " edu" . I want my " edu" account to be the default account such that when I create a new email, that is the default email address used.

Under " accounts" , the " edu" address is checked as the default address however, the " com" email account is still the email address used when I create a new email. I have looked under options but don't see any way to change this.

I don't know if it matters but my " edu" account is an " imap" account while my " com" account is a " pop" account.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
If you are in the Inbox associated with the IMAP account when you create the new message, the default account used to create a new message will be the IMAP account. If you are in the folders of the POP account, the default account used for a new message will be the POP account marked as default. This is a change in behavior for Outlook.


Jerry Flatto

Thank you. Is there any way to change this behavior as I am never in my IMAP folders (i.e., edu folders) since I move any mail from the IMAP inbox to another mailbox under the POP hierarchy?