Your Outlook account settings are out of date – Windows 10 Mail app notification

If your Mail app or Calendar app gives a notification that Your Outlook account settings are out of date on your Windows 10 computer, then this post may interest you.

Your Outlook account settings are out of date

When you log in to your Windows 10 computer, you may suddenly see this notification pop up in the bottom right side of the screen.

Your Outlook account settings are out of date

In case you miss this pop up notification, you will be able to see it in the Action Center.

Your Outlook account settings are out of date

Clicking on either of these, ie the pop up notification or the link in the Action Center will open the Mail app, where you will see a message. You will see two options – Fix account or Dismiss.

Your Outlook account settings are out of date 2

Click on Fix account to let Windows 10 automatically fix the problem. When doing so you will see the following screen.


Once the problem is fixed, the window will exit and all will be fine! This worked for me.

So what was the problem that it had identified and was fixing? I honestly have no idea. This just popped on my computer screen today, and I decided to write about it.

But there are reports that this Fix problem button is not working for some users. In that case, here are a few things you may want to try out.

1] Restart your computer and log in using your Microsoft Account and see if this stops the notifications from appearing.

2] Did you change any of your Microsoft Account settings online? Maybe you changed your password. If so, your Mail app may want to sync its settings with Outlook. You should make sure that your latest password is the same on the web, in the Mail app and Outlook if you use it.

3] Check your Windows computer time. Open Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Date and Time > Internet Time. Uncheck Synchronize with an Internet time server and set your system time manually. See if this helps.

Having done these, see if the notification still appears or if the Fix problem button now works.

If you have any other ideas, be sure to share them in the comments section, so that they may help someone someday.

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