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Hows everyone doing? Great I hope!

Windows 8 is still pretty new. There are so many features that are nothing like previous versions of Windows. One thing that comes to mind is the way the Mail app works. Older versions of Windows came with Outlook Express, and then they made the move to live mail. Windows 8 comes prepackaged very differently.

Included is an app called Mail. Its a pretty simple app that fits the look of the new Windows. In fact, its so overly simplified that some people may have trouble getting it set up. I intend to make sure that that isn’t the case for you. Lets walk through the set up together. I hope this makes things easier.

Let’s begin.

Step 1:

Open your Mail app. If this is the first time you’re opening the Mail app, you’ll see a screen like this:


You’ll need to select the “View all in Settings” option.

Step 2:

After clicking the “View all in Settings” option, a tab will slide out from the right side of the screen with some more options. We’ll go ahead and select “Other account” from the list of available options.


Step 3:

Mail will prompt you to select either “Exchange Activesync (EAS)” or “IMAP”. In our case, we’ll select “IMAP” and click connect.


Step 4:

The next step in the process is to actually input your email address and password, go ahead and do this, as shown below.


Before you click connect, click on the “Show more details” text under the password box, it should give you more options like this:


Fill these options out as I’ve done in the image above, replacing my email address and password with your own. Then click the big “Connect”¬†button at the bottom.

Step 5:

You’re done, and you should now be in your inbox. Your messages should start coming in shortly.