How to Add and Integrate Mail Accounts in Windows 8

Windows 8 has a Mail application which the users can use for emailing. If you have an IMAP or EAS email account, then you can just add it to the Mail app. Follow the process given below to set up your email account to use in the Windows 8 Mail app:

Steps for adding email accounts

  1. Head on to Start.
  2. Click on the Mail option. The app will most likely be present at the top. If you cannot see the Mail app with an envelope icon, use the search option.
  3. Now, go to the Charms bar. Just press the mouse button and shift it to the top-right side of the display.
  4. Click on the Settings option at the bottom most right corner.
  5. Now, the Mail app settings window will launch.
  6. In the Mail Settings pane, click on Accounts.
  7. Now, all the accounts which are linked to the Mail will show up.
  8. In the Accounts Pane, click n Add an account option.
  9. After that, just select the email provider from the list. If the email provider you need is not mentioned, then click on Other account.
  10. Now, you will be prompted to add your account.
  11. Enter the email address and password to connect to your mail account.
  12. If you have enabled multi-factor authentication, then you will have to enter the one-time password for adding your account.
  13. Click on the Connect option.
  14. You can now select whether or not you wish to save the sign in credentials in the Mail app.
  15. If you want to sign in to your email quickly, then it might be convenient if you saved the login details. Check the box next to Remember my Credentials.
  16. However, if you use public computers, then it is wise not to save the login details.
  17. Now, you will be asked if you wish to connect the local account to a Microsoft account. Doing so will allow you to get easy access to your online mail, pictures, documents, browsing history, bookmarks, etc.
  18. Microsoft account users’ contacts will get auto-imported into the People application. Launch People application and add the email contacts.

If you access Windows 8 by logging in to your Microsoft account, then it will be synced with the Mail app.

Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.


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