Add a Personal Email Account - Windows® 8

Notes The Mail app doesn't support POP (Post Office Protocol) accounts. To set up a POP account, other options are available from Microsoft.

  1. From the Start screen, tap or click Mail.
    Note Utilize the touchscreen (if available) or mouse to select on-screen options.
    Note If not available, do one of the following:
    • Swipe up (starting from the middle of the screen) to display the Apps screen then tap Mail.
    • Click the down arrow icon Down arrow icon (located in the lower-left) to display the Apps screen then select Mail.
  2. From the right edge of the screen, swipe left to display the charms menu.
    Note If using a mouse, move the pointer to the upper or lower-right corner of the Start screen then move up/down.
    Note Alternatively, press the Windows+C keys ( windows key logo+C) located on the physical keyboard (if available).
    Swipe left with Charms menu
  3. Select Settings.
    Charms menu with Settings
  4. Select Accounts.
  5. Select Add an account.
  6. Select the account type (e.g., Google, Yahoo!, Other account, AOL).
    Note includes Hotmail, Live, and MSN.
  7. If presented, select IMAP then select Connect (located in the lower-right).
    Note Selected when a radio dot is present.
  8. Enter the appropriate email address and password then select Connect.
    Note If account settings aren't auto-detected, the settings can be entered manually (begin with step 6).


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