Making sure you perform an Outlook logout is important for keeping your Outlook and outlook 365 email account safe. This is especially true when accessing your Outlook email from a shared computer or mobile device. If you do not logout of Outlook it poses a huge security risk.
To logout of Outlook follow these simple steps.
Outlook Logout From Your Desktop When Using Outlook.com
First thing you want to do is go to your Outlook account. Once you are there, look to the top right corner of your inbox. You will see an icon or in some cases a photo you have uploaded and your name. You are going to click on your name for an options menu.
From the options menu, toward the bottom there will be a link that says sign out.
That is all there is to signing out of outlook.com. The sign out button is a bit hidden but easily accessible.
Outlook Logout From Your Mobile Email Account
Unfortunately you can not sign out of the Outlook mobile app. You can how ever close the app. It will be protected behind your phone login. Unless someone has access to your phone, they will not be able to access your email.
The other option is to remove your actual Outlook account from your phone. If you want to remove your outlook account but keep the outlook app for Android you can do so by using tap and hold on the account you wish to remove. Wait for the options associated with the account to appear. Tap on remove account.
The process is just as easy iOS. You can Outlook logout by going to your mail app, accounts, then remove the account you have associated with your mail.
Outlook Logout Using The Windows App
The last and final way to sign out of Outlook is if you are on Windows and using the mail app. This will cover Windows 10.
In Microsoft Windows 10 it can seem like you are stuck staying signed in until you close the app. That is not the case at all, you just have to know where to look. Sometimes you want to keep the app running to manage multiple accounts, but for different reasons you need to sign in and logout.
You can easily sign out of Outlook in the Windows app. It only takes 3 simple steps.
Step 1. While the app is running, go to file in the top menu.
Once selected, click and a new menu will appear. Go to the option that says office account.
Once you click this, to the right will be numerous different options. Just look for the sign out link.
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