Set up Mail and add contacts
Write and send messages
Organize your email
Sweep, junk, and delete
Remove 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, and then tap Settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and 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 color 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 and 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 email
Decide how often you want to download email
As items arrive
Every 15 minutes
Every 30 minutes
Download email from
Decide how far back you want to go to see your email.
The last 3 days
The last 7 days
The last 2 weeks
The last month
Any time. Your email might take a very long time to sync.
Organize your email (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 email that are newsletters and/or social updates back in your inbox, deselect the associated option.
Show newsletters separately
Show social updates separately
Show email notifications
Notifications appear in the upper-right corner of your screen whenever you get an email from someone. You can also choose to only see notifications when one of your favorites 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.
Email from favorites
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 email 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 email 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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