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Can I get rid of hotmail from the W8 mail program?

  1. #1

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    windows 8.1

    Can I get rid of hotmail from the W8 mail program?

    I am using the mail program that came with W8. It defaults to a Hotmail account I don't use, and I have to click on the account I do use.
    Can I get rid of the Hotmail account?
    I could just switch to gmail, but it would work better this way if I can get rid of Hotmail.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    Hi Toller,

    Hope all is well,

    You can remove your Hotmail account not a problem by using the following steps:

    Mail App - Remove an Account in Windows 8.1

    Although what I have done is actually created a shortcut on my start menu for my preferred mail box. To do this follow these steps:

    1. Bring up your mail up and then in your mail app on the bottom left where your accounts are shown click the mailbox you want to pin, then right click

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    2. Click pin to start

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    3. Now you will be able to click straight in to your preferred email account from the start screen.

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    Hope that helps!

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