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Mail in Win8

  1. #1


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    Mail in Win8


    I clicked on the Mail on the start menu, I checked off Yahoo because I do use it. But now I don't know how to add my regular home e mail. Can I delete yahoo out of that or add my other e mail program?
    PS. I'm computer challenged...

    TIA,
    Margo

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  2. #2


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Margo.

    One can configure multiple accounts within the mail app, however it will not accept POP accounts.

    Open the Mail app > Charms bar > Settings > Accounts > Add an account. If your email domain is not listed choose "Other account".

    To remove an account: Open the Mail app > Charms bar > Settings > Accounts > Choose the account you want to remove > At the bottom choose "Remove account".
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  3. #3


    Please don't hesitate to ask more questions if those instructions are clear. I realize is 8/8.1 are quite different.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 16
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    Mail in Win8


    Wow,,,thank you so much. I couldn't figure out how to get my older mail. Mail that has come in while I had no computer. Can you also help me with that?
    Also you asked a Q about tagging someone who helped you or some such thing. How can I do that for you?

    PS. I had to search Charms bar..didn't know what came up on the side was called that. So I've learned 2 things today.

    Thanks again..
    Peace!
    Margo
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  5. #5


    You're quite welcome. Were you able to add your account? Delete the Yahoo account?

    If so, your mail should be on the server waiting for you. Go to Charms bar > Settings > Choose your account > There should be a setting of "get mail anytime" within a menu.

    To rep someone > Press the "thumbs up" at the bottom of the post. Not sure > You may not be able to since you're a brand new member.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 16
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    Mail in Win8


    I did what you said and the name of my account was there...so I chose it. I did have a welcome to Win8 mail there but I still am not able to get any of my old mail. I checked get mail from month ago.then brought up charm..but it doesn't have a get mail now button or anything...
    Ok, I was playing in there and I realized when I had Yahoo up..I could scroll down and it had the incoming name, outgoing name and port #'s..but with ncweb, I could not scroll and add any of that....

    I have to go to work. So I won't be able to get back on here.

    TIA

    Thanks again,
    Margo
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  7. #7


    Ok. It probably hasn't synched yet. Right click on a blank area within the app. This will bring up a menu at the bottom. I have 8.1, so mine may be a little different. Mine is in the "More" button on the bottom right corner as in the snip pic below. I also included a snip of options within my live account. You may want to choose "Anytime" for downloading option for now. You can always change it back.


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    HipsieGypsie,
    I did do that..the sync is checked. I think I have to go back to the very beginning..since I have never put in port #, etc. but I don't know how to get back to that. It's early and I need coffee...lol. It is very frustrating though. Do you think it would help if I got rid of Yahoo out of there?

    TIA
    Peace,
    Margo
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    Good morning. Lol! By all means have coffee first.

    Yes. By all means delete the Yahoo account if you're not going to use it.

    Port number? I didn't know you needed to do such a thing. You said your email domain was listed, correct? Everything should set up automatically.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 16
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    AHHHHH Win 8 mail


    Well before I realized I had to get a microsoft account to add an e mail and I called my provider they gave me some info...port #'s etc. I also noticed those are on my yahoo account also...So I guess I am totally messed up..yes my ncweb did show up, but don't ask me how...I am not getting any mail in, and trust me, I normally got tons of mail a day. The only e mail I have is the welcome to microsoft...so something is amiss....how I am going to figure it out is beyond me...Coffee has not helped..LOL
    I do appreciate you trying to help me. If you can think of anything else. Please!!

    Peace,
    Margo
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