Add a new email account in Windows Mail App (for Desktop)

If you have Windows 10 or a later version, you can add email accounts to the Mail app to start sending and receiving email

Add a new email account

  1. Select Start, enter Mail, and choose the app from the results.
  2. If this is the first time you've opened the Mail app, you’ll see a Welcome page. Select Add account to get started.
    If you've used the Mail app before, at the bottom of the left navigation pane, select Settings , and then choose Manage Accounts.
  3. Select Add account.
  4. Choose Advanced setup > Internet email, and enter the following information:
    • Enter your Email address.
    • User name This is your full email address.
    • Password Enter your email account password.
    • Account name This is the name you'll see in the left pane of the Mail app and in the Manage Accounts pane. You can choose any name you want.
    • Send your messages using this name Enter the name you want recipients to see when they receive your message.
    • In the Incoming email server, enter the incoming mail server address in the format of mail.domain (e.g.
    • Account type Choose POP3 or IMAP4. Most email accounts use IMAP4. 
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server enter the outgoing email server address in the format of mail.domain (e.g.
    • By default, all four checkboxes at the bottom of the window will be selected. Your email account doesn’t require any changes to these options.
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Updated on December 30, 2021
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