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Setting up your email account in Windows 8 Mail (IMAP)

Windows 8 ships with a built-in email client called the Mail app, which offers the ability to connect with your email address via the IMAP service. POP email is not supported in this app.

On the Start screen tap/click the Mail app

Windows 8 will open the Mail application. Move your pointer to the upper right corner to reveal the Charms.

Tap/Click Settings

Windows 8 charms panel

This will reveal Settings for Mail.

Tap/Click Accounts

Windows 8 Mail Accounts

Windows Mail will display something like the following image. There may be other accounts already listed.

Tap/Click Add an Account

Windows 8 add an account

The Add an Account page shows a list of optional services.

Tap/Click Other Account

Windows 8 Select Service

Windows Mail displays Add your Other Account and a minimal details form.

Tap/Click Show More Details

Windows 8 show more details

Enter Your Email Account Details

Please enter your complete email account details as shown below. Keep in mind that the Email address below is illustrative. Use your email account details that your where provided with. For guidance read the text below this image:

Windows 8 add an account finish

Enter the below settings on the following screen

  • Email Address: Your full Email address
  • Username: Your full Email address
  • Password: The password you use to login to your Email account
  • Incoming (IMAP) email server:
  • Port: 143
  • Incoming server requires SSL: Not Checked
  • Outgoing (SMTP) email server:
  • Port: 25
  • Outgoing server requires SSL: Not Checked
  • Outgoing server requires authentication: Not Checked
  • Use the same username and password to send and receive email: Must Be Checked

Tap/Click the Connect button to complete the setup

Contratulations. You will be returned to Windows Mail and will see your Inbox and current messages.