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Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time by Lance Whitney

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Adding Accounts to the Mail App

Mail is a basic e-mail app that lets you send and receive messages for your various online accounts. At the time of this writing, the app supports Windows Live/Hotmail, Outlook, and Google. It also support IMAP for incoming mail. Microsoft may provide support for more accounts, such as POP3, in the final release of Windows 8. If you have accounts at multiple services, you can set up access to all of them and then choose the account you want to use after launching Mail. If you log in with a Microsoft account, then you may already have access to Windows Live/Hotmail by default, but you do have to manually add your other e-mail accounts. This task explains how to set up Mail with your various online accounts.

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1 Log in: Log in with your Microsoft account.

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2 Open Mail: Open the Mail app from its Start screen tile.

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3 View existing mail: You should already see e-mail from your Live account if you logged in with your Microsoft account.

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4 Open Settings charm: ...

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