Configure & add Multiple email Accounts to Windows Mail App

Microsoft researched a lot about how people use email and email apps, before building the Windows Mail App. It realized, users today have multiple email accounts and receive more and more email each year. Therefore, an app that aggregates multiple email accounts, should provide an easy way out to the users. Hence, Windows 8 Mail App!

Although Windows 8 Mail App aggregates multiple email accounts, it not clearly shown how to add multiple accounts to it. We have already seen some free email clients. In this post, we will let you know how to go about it. No need of  POP or IMAP settings – all you require is your login credentials!

Configure Windows Mail App

To begin with, from your Start, click open the Mail app.

You will get a notification ‘You aren’t signed with a Microsoft account. To use mail, sign in with a Microsoft account and try again’.

Enter your credentials here and sign in with your Microsoft account.

Once done, your Microsoft account will be configured on the Windows 8 Mail app. Now, you will also have the choice to add multiple email accounts.

Adding multiple email accounts to Windows Mail app

Once you have configured your Microsoft account, you will be provided with a clue for adding multiple email accounts to the Windows 8 Mail App. The clue should be visible to you at the lower-left corner of your computer screen. See the screen-shot below.



If seen, click ‘OK’ and proceed further. Click ‘Settings’ and select the ‘Accounts’ option.

Next, click on ‘Add an account’ link and choose the email account you would like to add to the mail app. I chose Gmail as the second mail ID to be added; i.e. Google account.

Once selected, enter the required information and click ‘Connect’ to connect to your email account.

That’s it!

You will have now added a new email account to the Windows Mail app. Likewise, you can add other accounts too.

How to edit Mail App signature & other settings in Windows may also interest you. Have a look at TouchMail too.

Learn how to add additional Email IDs in Windows 10 Mail App & how to pin or add multiple Live Tiles, for multiple email accounts to Start Menu, easily.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.