How to Open Outlook Without an Email Account

Updated March 23, 2017

Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail client that also has other features such as a calendar and contacts. If you do not have an e-mail address, or you do not want to use Outlook as your e-mail client, then you can open up Outlook without an e-mail address set-up in its system. When you open the program without an e-mail address, Auto Account Setup feature starts up. You need to exit this feature and then you will have full access to the rest of Outlook.

Click the "Start" menu, then "All Programs".

Click "Microsoft Office" and then select "Outlook".

Click cancel when "Auto Account Setup feature" starts.

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Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.