How to set up email account in the Mail app in Windows 8.1

S'aplica a: Windows 8Windows 8.1Windows RT 8.1

With the Mail app, you can have all your email accounts in one single app. So there's no need to go to different websites or apps for your email. Watch a video about how to set up email account in the Mail app. (To view steps in text, tap or click Show me the steps.) 



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The Mail app is the simple way to have all your email under one roof. The key is to sign in to your PC with your Microsoft account. You can create one using an email address you already have, or sign up for a new one—it’s free. 


To add an account to the Mail app


If the email address for your Microsoft account ends in outlook.com, live.com, hotmail.com or msn.com, just sign in to your PC. Go to the Start screen, and open the Mail app—your email is waiting for you.

If your email address ends in a different domain, like gmail.com, yahoo.com, or comcast.net, here's how to add it.
  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Mail. 
  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
  3. Tap or click Accounts, tap or click Add an account, and then tap or click the type of account you'd like to add.
  4. Enter your email address and password for the account, and then tap or click Connect.