Windows 8 Mail

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Follow the instructions below to set up the Windows 8 “Mail” program to send and receive e-mail for a mailbox that you’ve created.

1. Start Mail

Start the Windows 8 Mail program by clicking the “Mail” tile on the Start screen:

Windows 8 Mail tile

2. Choose the “Settings” charm

View the charms by pressing Windows key + C or moving the mouse to the top-right corner of the screen, then click Settings:

Windows 8 charms bar Settings

3. Click “Add an account”

If you are running Windows 8.1 and the “Settings” panel appears, click Accounts.

When the “Accounts” panel appears, click Add an account:

Windows 8 Add an Account link

4. Add an “Other Account”

When the “Add an account” panel appears, click Other Account:

Windows 8 Mail Other Account link

5. Enter your e-mail address and password

If you are first asked “What kind of account is this”, choose IMAP and click Connect.

Enter your full e-mail address and password:

Windows 8 first Add Account screen

Then click Connect.

5. Enter additional mail settings

A new screen will ask for additional details.

Everything should already be correctly filled in except the “Username”, “Incoming (IMAP) email server” and “Outgoing (SMTP) email server”. For these, type:

Username:your e-mail address
Incoming (IMAP) email
Outgoing (SMTP) email

The screen should look like this:

Windows 8 second Add Account screen

Then click Connect again.

You’re finished!

Mail should successfully connect to your mailbox.

Note that Windows 8 Mail only supports the IMAP protocol, not POP.