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Windows 8 mail client and Cox email

  1. #1


    San Diego
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Windows 8 mail client and Cox email


    I have not been able to set up windows 8 mail to send/receive email through my Cox email accounts. Does anyone know how to do it or should I just use a second party email client like thunderbird?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    have you tried to set it up yet? you should at least check out the email app. and you can always fall back on any of your tried and true apps.
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  3. #3


    San Diego
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Yes I tried, after an online chat with Cox reps I was informed that Cox email only supports POP and does not support imap mail.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    there's a way around that pop limitation:

    outlook.com is free and support pop email. create an outlook.com account and send your cox email to outlook.com. then add this outlook/hotmail/gmail account to the mail app.

    here's the instructions on how to add your cox email to your outlook.com email address:

    Send and receive email from other accounts in Outlook.com - Microsoft Windows


    here are the settings for your cox email:
    Email Server Names for POP and SMTP


    and here's how to add outlook.com or gmail.com or yahoo.com to your windows 8 mail app:
    http://winsupersite.com/windows-live...-windows-phone
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Windows 8 mail client and Cox email
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