How to share your Outlook mailbox with other people

These step by step instructions show you how to share your Outlook mailbox with other people.

You'll need to log with the username and password of the account you want to share.

To share a mailbox 

Right click on the name of the account you want to share and choose Folder Permissions.

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Select Add

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In this window you'll need to find the person you want to share the mailbox with.  

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Once you've done that, chose what sort of permission you want them to have. 

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Next, go to File, Info, Account Settings and choose Delegate Access.

Please note: You will need to repeat this process for each subfolder you want the person to have access to.

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Choose Add, and find the person you want to give access to. 

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To see a mailbox 

Choose File, Info, Account Settings and Account Settings. 

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Click on Change in the window that pops up 

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Click on More Settings...

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Choose the Advanced tab then Add.

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Enter the name of the account you've been given delegate permissions to see.

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For more information, then visit the Managing another person's account and calendar items on the Microsoft Office pages. This link takes you to an external website.

Outlook Web App

Find out how to view shared mailboxes in Outlook Web App.