How to delete email accounts for apps from Windows 11

Yes, you can delete the email accounts no longer needed from Windows 11, and here's how.

Windows 11 remove emails
Windows 11 remove emails

On Windows 11, when you add an email account to Outlook or another email client or sign in to an app, the system saves the account and password to make it easier to access your emails, calendars, contacts, and apps.

However, even if you remove the account from the application, Windows 11 will keep the credentials stored in the system. If you no longer need a specific account, you can remove it through the Settings app. And if, even after deleting the email information, you continue to see the account listed on applications, you can use the Registry to remove the entry.

This guide will teach you two ways to remove email accounts from Windows 11.

Delete email accounts from Settings on Windows 11

To delete email accounts on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click the Email & accounts tab.

  4. Under the “Accounts used by email, calendar, and contacts” section, select the account and click the Manage button.

    Settings remove email accounts

  5. Click the “Delete account from this device” option.

  6. Under the “Accounts used by other apps” section, select the account and click the Remove button.

Once you complete the steps, the account will no longer be available on your computer. 

Delete email accounts from Registry on Windows 11

If, after removing the account, the email still appears in the system and apps. For example, when you open the profile menu on Word, Excel, or another Office app, you can try using the Registry to remove the entry.

Warning: It’s crucial to note that modifying the Registry can cause serious problems if not used properly. It’s assumed you know what you’re doing and created a full backup of your system before proceeding.

To remove email accounts on Windows 11 through the Registry, use these steps:

  1. Open Start on Windows 11.

  2. Search for Registry and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Open the following path:

  4. Expand the StoredIdentities key to reveal the subkeys representing the accounts stored on your computer.

  5. Right-click the key and select the Delete option.

    Registry delete StoredIdentities entries

Once you complete the steps, the email account will be removed from the computer. You may need to restart the device to apply the changes. You may have to repeat the steps if you have more emails to remove.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].