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Help Signing Out of Mail, Please!

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Help Signing Out of Mail, Please!


    Good Morning!

    New user to Windows 8 here.

    I made the mistake of associating my gmail account with the mail charm on the main page, and now I can NOT find a way to log out! Every time I turn the computer on - I have a new Dell Inspiron 20 - I am automatically logged in to my gmail.

    Other users in the family will be using the computer and I'd really rather that not happen. So far, the only way I can see is to uninstall mail, but that would also uninstall the calendar and messaging too. I'm not sure I want to do that although I see no real use for them.

    Does anyone know how I can get out of auto-signing in to mail, or should I go for the uninstall?

    Thank you so much!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You can remove the account - go to mail, open charms (with win key + C), go to settings, then accounts and select gmail. At the bottom hit the remove key.

    I don't think you can stop it synching if you have it set up.

    Alternatively, or as well, you could set up another account for the others to use - this would stop them messing with your settings also :-)

    Hope this helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    That did the trick!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You're welcome
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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