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Setting/Re-Setting Windows 8 Native Mail Client/Tile

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    Setting/Re-Setting Windows 8 Native Mail Client/Tile

    My parents bought a PC last year running W8. I set up there talktalk E mail accounts in the W8 Native E mail client from the Mail tile at the start screen without any problem. All worked fine until recently when in order to download an app they had to register an Outlook E Mail address. Not sure if they had updates applied as well but they had to start logging on to the PC at boot up every time using a password. In an effort to resolve this they restored the PC to an earlier time which has cured the logging on issue (ie no password required) but when they access the Mail tile from the start screen it is an outlook E Mail account that comes up. I have tried without success logging into this outlook account and then adding the talktalk accounts. I even tried using my own account but could not add that either.
    All they want is to click the Mail tile and get there talktalk accounts to come up just as before (no outlook or hotmail or anything else). Is there a way to reset the E Mail client/tile in W8 back to what came with PC so that I could set it up just as I did when the PC was purchased. They are running W8 and do not wish to restore back to factory settings as they have a few other bits and pieces of software installed.
    If they upgrade to W8.1 will they be forced into using a password to log on every time ?
    Any help in restoring the E Mail back to the native W8 client would be much appreciated

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    Welcome to Eight Forums, drew1000.

    The default program to open emails has changed to Outlook. Go to Control Panel > choose Default Programs > Set your default programs > choose Mail. There you can change the default.

    Open with - Change Default Program in Windows 8
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    Hi, Thanks for reply. Nice of Microsoft to change this without asking the user first. Does this mean I have lost all my previous E Mails or can I import them to my Outlook account ?
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    Your welcome. Set up the account(s) again and remove the Outlook account if so desired. Make sure "Anytime" is picked in the "Download email from" box in the account settings. They are SMTP accounts, so it should be sitting on the server unless they deleted them.
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    Ok HippsieGypsie, will give this a try
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