It’s been a while since I wrote a guide on how you can configure your email in Windows 8. If you have upgraded to Windows 8.1, you might have noticed that things have changed a bit – Microsoft has removed the Mail app and is no longer available by default. You have to download it from the Microsoft Store and set it up. So I just thought, it might be helpful to write up a small guide to help those who want to get the Mail app up and running on their Windows 8.1 machine.
Set up email in Windows 8.1
- From the
Start Screen, click on the
Windows Storetiles. (Yes, the green one). Once it’s opened, you might be asked to switch to a Microsoft account.
- Once you’re on Microsoft Store, search for
- Click/Tap on it to open the Mail app. If you have used a Microsoft Account previously with your Windows 8.1, that account will automatically be added to the Mail app. In other words, this means that you will be able to read your mail without any configuration.
- Open the charm bar by moving your cursor to either the top-right or bottom-right corner of your screen.(or use the keyboard shortcut Windows key+ C). Then click on
Add an Account.
- You will be presented with a list of common email providers such as Outlook.com, Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo etc. Choose your favorite one and a new screen will pop up. Enter your email address and password.
If you had like to set up another email provider, there’re a few more steps to go!
See also: Set up Gmail in Outlook 2013
Congratulation! You will now receive all your emails in the Mail app. If you have any issues with the steps above, drop me a comment below. I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can!