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Article # 785
Created: 01/09/2014
Modified: 4/21/2020


To use the Mail app in Windows 8/10, Microsoft requires you to sign in with an existing Microsoft account or to create a new one. Please see the following URL for more information on making sure that you're signed into your Microsoft account:

When configuring the Mail app (or any mail client), you will need the following information:
- E-mail address:
- Incoming (POP3/IMAP) mail server:
- Outgoing (SMTP) mail server:
- Account Name (Username):
- Password:
You can look up the settings for your e-mail here:

To configure the Windows 8 / Windows 10 Mail app for your email account:

- Open the Mail app and hit the Win key + I combination to open "Settings"

- Click/tap "Accounts" and then "Add new account"

- Select "Other Account"

- Enter the following information:

-Email address: your full email address
-Username: your full email address
-Incoming mail server: your incoming mail server name
-Uncheck the box labeled "Incoming server requires SSL"
-Incoming mail server port: 143 for IMAP or 110 for POP3
-Outgoing mail server: your outgoing mail server name
-Uncheck the box labeled "Outgoing server requires SSL"
-Check the box labeled "Outgoing server requires authentication:
-Check the box labeled "Use same username/password as incoming server"
-Outgoing mail server port: 587

-Click "Connect" to complete the setup.

Document Information
Article # 785
Category: E-Mail
Platform: Windows
Created: 01/09/2014

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