Solved Use other mail accounts via E-mail app

pensionada

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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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kizo2703

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

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kizo2703

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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.

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That's all.

And, for the POP accounts, read more here.
 

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pensionada

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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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kizo2703

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

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pensionada

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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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CharmsBar is mostly used by [DEL]Metro[/DEL] :doh: ModernUI apps.
 

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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. :think:
 
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