How to set up Windows Mail

Shaant Minhas

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Mail is a free email app from Microsoft available in all the latest versions of Windows—starting right from Windows Vista itself. The app is available for free and comes installed on your operating system beforehand.

The Mail client acts as a single point of place that lets you access all your emails and files from a single place. The minimalist interface and accessibility have fans across the Microsoft user base. In this article, I’ll show you how you can set up your Mail account for successful usage. So let’s get started.

How to set up Windows Mail

Microsoft has tried—and we believe it has succeeded—to make and keep the UI of Windows Mail as simple as possible and also make it available for use by different demographics of users. By using Windows Mail as your default email client, you can simplify all of your email correspondences.

So, to get started with Window Mail, follow the steps below:

  1. Head to the Start menu search bar, type in ‘mail,’ and select the best match. You’ll see a welcome dialog box if this is the first time you’ve opened the Mail app.
  2. To get started with the Mail app, select Add account.
  3. If you’ve already used Mail, however, then click on Settings > Manage Accounts.
  4. Finally, select Add account.

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adding a new account

Choose from the available email services and click on Done. Now, enter the relevant email address and password to log in to your device. As soon as you’re done, click on Log in.

adding a new email account

Your email account will be soon get synced with Windows Mail.

Add multiple accounts

One of the most useful features of the Mail app is its ability to run multiple accounts simultaneously. You can see and manage all of your email clients all from a single minimalist email client. Here’s how you can get started with it:

  • Open the Mail app.
  • Select the Settings option.
  • Then click on the Manage accounts.
  • Select Add account.
  • Now select the email service you’d like the add.
  • Enter the username and password, and then go ahead.

second account added successfully

An additional email account will be instantly added to your Mail account, allowing you to switch back and forth between your different emails accounts with ease.

Link Up Inboxes

Link Inboxes is a super handy feature in Windows Mail. As the name suggests, it lets you link up the inboxes of all the different email accounts you’re running on your Mail app into a single Inbox.

To get started with Link Inboxes, click on the Settings icon from below again, and select Manage accounts. From there, choose Link inboxes.

link inbox name

Now give a name to your new merged inbox and click on Save. As soon as you do this, a new common inbox will be created.

Removing an account

In the future when you want to get rid of an email account, all you’ve to do is click on that email from the Manage account section again. From there, select Delete account from this device.

A new dialog box will pop up to confirm if you want to delete the account in a new dialog box. Click on Delete to finalize your account deletion.

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Setting up the Windows Mail

Windows Mail has been in use for a while now and continues to be used worldwide by Microsoft users and enthusiasts alike. If you follow the above steps, you’ll be able to set up your settings on Windows Mail without any trouble.