Photos, People, SkyDrive, Maps, Calendar, and Mail are some Metro-style apps that ship with Windows 8. Obviously, the Mail app lets you see all your email accounts in one place. Currently, the Mail app supports Hotmail, Gmail and Exchange mail.
Even though the Mail app is not as powerful as Outlook or Windows Live Mail, it does the job very well. There are some basic features missing from this version of the Mail app. For instance, you can’t directly print a mail from the app and you can’t even add an account using POP or IMAP. To print an email, you need to copy the contents of the mail to your Notepad, Office or any other other applications and then use print feature of the application to print your email. Microsoft will definitely improve this app in coming months.
If you have a Gmail account and would like to add your account to Mail app, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Switch to Start screen and then click on Mail app to launch the app.
Step 2: You should now see the Hotmail account that you have previously configured during Windows installation. To add a new account, move the mouse cursor to the upper right corner of the screen to view charms with system commands.
Step 3: Click on Settings to view setting for Mail app. Click on Accounts and then click Add an account to see options add Gmail or Hotmail or Exchange account.
Step 4: Click on Google. You will be asked to enter your email address and password. Once done, click on Connect button to synching the account. You are done! Within a few seconds, you should be be able view all your mails.