The Mail and Calendar apps are updated and improved in Windows 10. When you first install or upgrade to Windows 10 and log in with your Microsoft Account, your linked email address will be added automatically. Microsoft also makes it a simple affair to add other email accounts, like Gmail or Yahoo, to the built-in Mail app so you will stay up to date on your email. This tutorial will guide you through the process of adding a Gmail account to the Windows 10 Mail app. Let’s get started.
To set up your Gmail account, you need to launch Mail by clicking Start > All apps > Mail. If it is your first time to run the app, you can directly click “Add account” during the first-run experience. Otherwise, you will need to click the Settings gear icon in the lower-left of Mail, select Accounts from the list, and click Add account.
Clicking Add account will bring up a list of the most popular email services. Here you can click the one you want to add. Clicking the Google icon will bring up the Google login screen, where you can enter your account and password to sign in with it. If you have Google Two-Factor Authentication enabled, you will need to verify you Gmail account by entering the verification code and then clicking the Verify button.
After that, you need to click Accept in the agreement of what the Mail app will need to access from your account. Click Done when the wizard completes. Once back to the initial Mail window, there will be a new button labelled Ready to go, which means you now have your Gmail account available in the Mail app. Hit this button, you’ll jump directly to that account’s inbox, and you inbox will start syncing.
If you have set up a Google account in Mail, it will be available in Calendar and People too. By configuring the Mail, you can access all your different email account, including Outlook, Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud, and any any account that supports POP or IMAP, in one single, centralized interface. To switch between different accounts, you can access to the Accounts setting in the top left corner.
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