Office 365 (Outlook on the web) - Logging Out of Your Account

This document covers how to properly and fully log out of your account.

Important: With default cookie/caching settings enabled for Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome, The Outlook on the web client will remember your authentication credentials until you completely close out of the browser. Regardless of the machine you are using, to properly log out of Outlook on the web, the browser needs to be closed.

When not in use, it is best practice to log out of your account. This is especially important if you are on a shared computer that others use. Safeguarding your account is essential, as it ensures that unauthorized users do not have easy access to your account. To log out of your account, follow these directions:

  1. Click on your Profile icon in the top right corner of the screen.

    The profile icon is in the upper right-hand corner. It looks like the outline of a person.

  2. Click Sign Out from the dropdown menu.


    Note: If you see a message stating "Sorry, but we're having trouble signing you out." Close/quit your browser to fully complete the sign out process.

Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 outlook web app owa session timeouts logged out logging your my account safeguard protect signing   Doc ID:42001
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-07-21 12:36 CSTUpdated:2017-06-08 12:23 CST
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