Windows 10 - Manually Add a Personal Email Account

Note Notes:

  • If your device isn't running Windows 10, refer to the Windows 8 instructions.
  • Contact your email provider for assistance with server info and credentials.


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings icon Settings icon (located in the lower-left) > Accounts > Email & app accounts.
    Note If the Windows Settings options are not visible, tap or click the Settings Home icon Settings Home icon (located in the upper-left) to go to the Settings home page.
    Note Utilize the touchscreen (if available) or mouse to select on-screen options.
  2. From the Email, calendar, and contacts section (located on the right), tap Add an account.
  3. Tap Advanced setup (located below "Other account"; may require scrolling).
    Choose an account screen with Advanced setup
  4. Tap Internet email.
    Advanced setup with Internet email
  5. Enter the appropriate info:
    • Account name
    • Your name
    • Incoming email server
      Note If you're not sure what your server info is, here are some common personal email server addresses. Contact your email provider if additional assistance is needed or your server info isn't listed.
    • Account type
      • POP3
      • IMAP4
    • Email address
    • User name
    • Password
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server
    Internet email account screen with available fields
  6. Configure the following as appropriate then tap "Sign in" or "Done":
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Outgoing server requires authentication
    • Use the same user name and password for sending email
    • Require SSL for incoming mail
    • Require SSL for outgoing mail
    Internet email account screen with selectable options


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