Mail app for Windows

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

Introduction

With the Mail app, you can have all of your emails – from Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo! and other accounts – in one single app. So there's no need to go to different websites or apps for your emails. And there are no ads, so you get to focus on what’s important to you.

To get started with Mail, you need a Microsoft account. If you signed in to your PC with one, you’re automatically signed in to Mail, and will see your emails from the Microsoft account. This is why it's really important for each person who shares your PC to sign in to the PC with a separate Microsoft account and then sign out when they've finished. This helps keep your info safe and keeps other people from seeing it. This also means you don't need to sign in and out of different apps every time you want to use one – you do it once and that's it.

If you don't have a Microsoft account, aren't sure if you do or want to learn how to set up Microsoft accounts for other people using your PC, see Microsoft accounts.

This tutorial shows you how to use the Mail app – everything from writing and formatting emails to keeping your inbox clean and organised.

Next: Setting up Mail and adding contacts