Photos, People, SkyDrive, Maps, Calendar, and Mail are some of the modern apps that ship with Windows 8 and Windows 10. The Mail app lets you see all your email accounts in one place. The Mail app supports all popular webmail services like Outlook.com, Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo mail.
Even though the Mail app is not as powerful as Outlook or Windows Live Mail, it does the job very well. Some basic features are missing from this version of the Mail app. For instance, you can’t directly print an 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 applications and then use the print feature of the application to print your email. Microsoft will improve this app in the coming months.
Add Gmail to Windows 8 Mail app
If you have a Gmail account and would like to add your account to the Mail app, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Switch to Start screen and then click on the Mail app to launch the app.
Step 2: You should now see the Hotmail account that you have previously configured during the 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 the setting for the 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 the Connect button to synching the account. You are done! Within a few seconds, you should be able to view all your mails.
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