Windows 8 Mail App

Set up your email account using the Windows 8 mail app.

1. Open the Mail app.

2. If the ​‘Add Your Microsoft Account’ page displays you need to sign into Windows 8 Mail using your Microsoft Account. Enter your email address and password, then click ​‘Save’. If you don’t have a Microsoft Account select ​‘Sign up for a Microsoft account’, this is located below the password box. If you don’t see the Add your Microsoft Account page, you are already signed into a Microsoft account and can continue to the next step.

3. If the ​‘Add your email accounts’ list displays select the relevant account type. If the ​‘Add your email accounts’ list doesn’t display, and instead you see the email from an account you had previously set up, point your mouse in the lower right corner of the screen and select ​‘Settings’ from the menu which displays (if you’re using a touch device, swipe in from the right edge of the screen). In this ​‘Settings’ menu select ​‘Accounts’, then ​‘Add an account’ and choose the relevant option. You can also choose ​’Other Account’ if none of the options apply, if you have chosen this option follow instructions a-c below instead of the following steps.

a) After selecting ​‘Other Account’ a page should display asking you to choose what kind of account you have, select ​‘IMAP’.

b) You will then be asked to enter your email addressand password, enter these and click ​‘Connect’.

c) You should then see a settings page. ​‘Email address’ is the email address of the account you’re adding, ​‘Username’ is usually your email address, ​‘Password’ is the password you use to log into your email account, ​‘Incoming mail IMAP email server’ needs to be set to ​‘mail​.your​do​main​name​.co​.uk’, untick the ​‘Incoming server requires SSL’ box and the ​‘Outgoing server requires SSL’ box, the ​‘Outgoing SMTP email server’ is the same as the incoming one and then click ​‘Connect’.

4. Enter the email address and password for the email account you want to add. Then select ​‘Connect’.

5. If you see the message ​“Your email account is successfully configured”, select ​‘Finish’. If you see a message titled ​“Make my PC more secure”, read the message and select ​‘Enforce these policies’.