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Use other mail accounts via E-mail app

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate

    Use other mail accounts via E-mail app


    I would like to use other mail accounts (other than Hotmail) with the W8- email app but cannot find a way to add more e-mail accounts.
    Is this not possible or am i overlooking something?

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    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    You can only use mail accounts which have IMAP servers (such as Gmail or Yahoo).
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Ok, no POP3 accounts then.
    But how do I add my gmail account?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    Open Mail, go to Charms Bar - Settings, then Accounts and click on Add an account. Enter your Gmail address and password ,things You want to sync, and that's it.

    Click image for larger version

    That's all.

    And, for the POP accounts, read more here.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    That is what I needed; I had not realised that the settings in the charms bar were for apps as well. Thank you very much!
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    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    You're welcome. BTW, items (and functions) in Charms Bar are changing, depending on the active application.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Yes, I had not fully understood that, probably because it is not used in many applications (yet?). For instance, Office2013 does not use it ...
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  8. #8


    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    CharmsBar is mostly used by Metro ModernUI apps.
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  9. #9


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    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello All,
    I recently updated my laptop to windows 8 pro edition from windows 7 home premium sp1edition , so far my biggest complaint has been not being able to setup gmail as my default mailto handler like I was used to in windows 7.However after reading this post, there might actually be a way to get this accomplished.. at least with me, I've been trying to get this done by using software I downloaded from the web. So far none of it worked properly. Thanks for trying to help all of us with a solution for this issue.
    David

    Update: I followed the instructions given here by user kizo2703 , I did in fact get my gmail account setup / synced . Of course at least for me...the biggest test of all will be to get gmail to work when I click on a mailto: link on a webpage.
    Last edited by Davy49; 27 Nov 2012 at 07:38. Reason: Updated information
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Use other mail accounts via E-mail app
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