Using email accounts over POP on Windows 8 and Windows RT
The Mail app, which comes with Windows 8 and Windows RT, doesn't support adding email accounts that use POP (Post Office Protocol). If your email account uses POP and you want to get it on your PC, here are some options:
If you want to use the Mail app and keep your current account, contact your email provider and ask if they can change your account to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) or EAS (Exchange ActiveSync). This change is especially useful if you want to get to your email in multiple ways (phone, personal computer, work computer, etc.), as those protocols do better than POP at keeping track of new, unread, and deleted messages and automatically saving your messages. Some providers might charge extra to switch, so make sure you check before switching.
Google has indicated that as of January 30, 2013, it intends to stop support for new EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) connections in some scenarios. For more info, see How to sync Google services with Windows.
Use your email account provider’s website to get to your messages. For example, if your email account is from Contoso, go to www.contoso.com and sign in.
Look for an app in the Windows Store that supports adding email accounts that use POP.
If you want to use the Mail app and are willing to switch to a new email account, you can stop using your previous account and start using a web-based email account like Outlook.com, or Yahoo!. If messages from your original account are saved on your PC and you want to get to them in the new account, you can sign up for an Outlook.com account and then use the Mail Migration add-on to add them. Once you’ve moved to the new web-based account, you can add that account to the Mail app.