[Solved] How to run Outlook 2019 bypassing email account setup?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by patkim, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. patkim

    patkim MDL Novice

    Sep 26, 2016
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    Hi,
    I am running MS Office 2019 on a Windows 10 PC.
    The C2R installer has installed all components including MS Outlook 2019.

    When I run Outlook 2019, it forces me to configure an email Account.
    I tried selecting Manual email setup but come what may it shows this screen of account setup. If I cancel this screen, the Outlook simply shuts down.

    I remember in earlier versions like way back in v2003 or so you could just start the Outlook and connect & view your .PST file in it even without any account being setup.

    Is there any way to run Outlook 2019 offline without any sort of Mail Account for the first time?

    I may not have an account yet or may be I could be offline for a while. The app should run and allow me to see the interface for the time being before I create & configure an email account in Outlook.
     
  2. freedomsi

    freedomsi MDL Novice

    Oct 3, 2018
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    Use Thunderbird
     
  3. c6p0

    c6p0 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for asking
    I noticed that if you upgrade from outlook 2016 to 2019, you can keep an "old" outlook.pst without email
     
  4. patkim

    patkim MDL Novice

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    Finally I figured it out...kept searching on Google.

    outlook.exe /PIM "ProfileName"

    Then next time you wish to start outlook with the same profile just type

    outlook.exe /profiles

    Now outlook shows profile drop down to select.

    This opens the Outlook 2019 Interface without any email account.
     
  5. ccbiggs

    ccbiggs MDL Novice

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    You can also get to it by going to Control Panel->Mail
     
  6. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

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    Are there any ways to import previous Outlook accounts quickly?