Stay in touch with email and calendar
Life gets busy, and staying close to family and friends can be a challenge. With the Mail and Calendar apps, all your email and events come together, so it's easier to stay connected with the people that matter to you most.
Bring all your accounts together
Instead of checking different accounts in multiple places, you can add them all to the Mail app and see all your email in one place. Any account you add to the Mail app is automatically added to the Calendar app.
You can add accounts from Outlook.com, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo!, and your work email. You can even send or reply to mail and it will come from your original account.
Here's how to add all your email accounts to the Mail app:
Sign in to your PC with your Microsoft account and open the Mail app.
In the Mail app, use the Settings charm to access the Settings menu.
Tap or click Accounts, and then tap or click Add an account.
Tap or click the type of account you'd like to add.
Enter your email address and password for the account, then tap or click Connect.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each account you want to add.
Starting January 30, 2013, things might work differently for Gmail because Google has indicated that 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.
The Mail app doesn't support POP3 email accounts.
Using the Mail app
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Print an email
Select the email message, open the app commands, and then tap or click Mail.
Flag important email
Click the email message, open the app commands, and then tap or click Flag.
Add a contact from an email
In the Mail app, tap or click a message and then tap or click the name of the sender or any of the recipients.
You'll be taken to the People app. Tap or click the save icon.
To save as a new contact
Tap or click Save as a new contact.
Open the app commands, and then tap or click Edit.
Enter any other info you might have about the sender, and then tap or click Save.
To add the email address to an existing contact
Tap or click Link to an existing contact.
Tap or click the contact you want to add the email address to.
Tap or click Link.
Get notified of new email
You can choose to get a notification whenever new email arrives in your inbox. You can turn notifications on and off separately for each email account. Here's how:
In the Mail app, open the Settings charm, and then tap or click Account.
Tap or click an account.
Under Set email notifications for this account turn it On or Off.
Check your favorite email accounts and folders at a glance
You can preview incoming mail without having to open the Mail app—just pin it to your Start screen. Here's how:
In the Mail app, tap or click the account name or folder you want to pin.
Open the app commands, and then tap or click Pin to Start.
Edit the name that will appear on the Start screen if you want, then tap or click Pin to Start.
Organize your calendars
See all your schedules in one place with the Calendar app. They’re color-coded and you can control which ones you see at any given time, so you can make sure your work meetings aren’t overlapping with your personal time.
In the Calendar app, open the Settings charm.
Tap or click Options.
Show or Hide each of your calendars.
Be reminded of important events
Remember every birthday, anniversary, and special event with lock-screen notifications from your calendars and social networks.
From the Settings charm, tap or click Change PC Settings.
Tap or click Personalize.
Under Lock screen apps, add Calendar.
Tap or click Notifications and make sure Calendar is On.