As you start the new Outlook for Windows for the first time, you'll be asked during set up whether you want to migrate your settings from classic Outlook for Windows, so your new experience feels familiar.

Import settings to new Outlook for Windows

Select Import settings or select Skip. Migrating settings takes only a few moments.

If you choose Import settings, your settings will also be applied to Outlook on the web. If you've never used Outlook for Windows, the default settings will be applied. See below for a list of settings that are imported.

Need to try migrating settings again? Select Settings Settings > View all Outlook settings. Select Manage next to your account and choose Get Started.

List of settings imported


  • Group by Conversations

  • Reading Pane Position

  • Density

  • Message List Preview Text

  • Folder List Expand/Collapse state

  • Message List Width

  • Sender Picture in Message List

  • Attachment Previews

  • Quick Actions on the Message List (Coming Soon)

  • Dark Mode

  • Notification Settings

  • Signatures

  • Auto-Replies

  • Focused/Other

  • Default Font (Coming Soon)

  • Mark as Read Settings (Coming Soon)


  • Calendar View (e.g. Week, Work Week, Month) (Coming Soon)

  • Work Week Days

  • Week Start Day (Coming Soon)

  • Meeting Hours

  • Start/End Meetings Early

  • Every Meeting Online

  • Date Format (Coming Soon)

  • Temperature Format

  • Show Week Numbers (Coming Soon)

  • Time Scale (Coming Soon)

  • Reminder Settings (Coming Soon)

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