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How To Setup Email On Windows 10 Mail

Launch Mail

  1. Type Mail into the search bar next to the start menu.
    Searching Mail in Windows 10
  2. Click the "Mail" icon that appears in the search results.

The mail application should open on your screen.

Add a New Account

There are two ways to add an email account in Mail. If mail hasn't been setup before, you will get a Welcome window inviting you to setup an email account. If mail has been setup already, you will have to access the mail settings and create a new account. The following are instructions for both scenarios:

If Mail Hasn't Been Setup

  1. Click Get Started.
    Windows 10 Mail Getting Started button.
  2. Click Add Account.
    Windows 10 Mail add account button.

If Mail Has Been Set Up

  1. Click the Settings icon in the bottom left.
    Windows 10 Mail Settings
  2. On the right side of the mail window, the settings pane will open. Click Accounts.
    Windows 10 Mail Account Settings
  3. Click Add Account.
    Windows 10 Mail add account button.

Enter Settings

  1. On the Choose an Account screen, click Advanced Setup.
    Windows 10 Mail advanced setup.
  2. Click Internet email
  3. On the next screen, enter the following settings:
    • Account Name: Anything you would like to name this account.
    • Your Name: The name that people will see when you send them an email from this account.
    • Incoming Mail Server: mail.example.com, replacing example.com with your domain.
    • Account Type: Choose IMAP4 (recommended) or POP3.
    • User Name: Enter the email address for the account you're setting up.
    • Password: The password for the email account you are setting up.
    • Outgoing: mail.example.com, replacing example.com with your domain.
    • Leave the boxes checked for:
      • Outgoing server requires authentication
      • Use the same user name and password for sending mail
      • Require SSL for incoming email
      • Require SSL for outgoing email
  4. Click Sign In.
    The Windows 10 Mail sign in button.
  5. On the Setup Successful message, click Done.
  6. If you receive an Untrusted certificate message, click Continue.
    The untrusted certificate window.

Your email account should now be added to Windows 10 mail.