Setting up Mail and adding contacts
Writing and sending messages
Organising your emails
Sweep, junk and delete
Removing an account
There are two kinds of settings in Mail – those specific to an account and those that apply to all accounts.
Here's how you can see the settings that apply to all accounts:
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, then click Settings.)
Tap or click Options.
Group messages by conversation
This is turned on by default and groups all messages that have the same subject. If you turn it off, you'll see all your messages individually.
When an unread message is selected, mark it as read
Marks messages as read when you tap or click them.
Tap or click the options you want to set the default size, font and colour of the messages you write here. You can change this at any time.
Here's how you can see settings specific to an account:
Tap or click Accounts, then choose the account you want.
Change this to whatever you want. e.g. Hotmail-work or Outlook-personal.
Enter a name for your account.
Download new emails
Decide how often you want to download emails
As items arrive
Every 15 minutes
Every 30 minutes
Download emails from
Decide how far back you want to go to see your emails.
The last 3 days
The last 7 days
The last 2 weeks
The last month
Any time. Your emails might take a very long time to sync.
Organise your emails (Only for Outlook.com )
By default, your news, deals and updates from sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will be shown in a separate view (the messages will be pulled out of your inbox). If you want emails that are newsletters and/or social updates back in your inbox, deselect the relevant option.
Show newsletters separately
Show social updates separately
Show email notifications
Notifications appear in the top-right corner of your screen whenever you get an email from someone. You can also choose to only see notifications when one of your favourites emails you. If you can't change this setting, you might need to go to PC settings to change this. To learn more, see How to manage notifications for Mail, Calendar and People.
Emails from favourites
Automatically download external images
Decide whether you want Mail to automatically download images. If you turn this off, you can choose to download external images in messages as you read them.
Use an email signature
This allows you to create and add an email signature to all the emails you send from the account.
Send automatic replies (For Outlook.com and Exchange accounts only)
You can turn this on to send automatic replies to people when you know you’re not going to be seeing your emails for a while.
Preferred email address (Only for Outlook.com)
Allows you to send an email using an Outlook.com alias. To learn more about aliases, see Use aliases to add email addresses to your account.
Choose from your list of aliases
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