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Add Your Outlook.com Address to Windows 8 Mail

If you want to easily keep track of your Outlook.com messages from Windows 8, you can add the account to its Mail app. Then you can see what’s in your Outlook.com inbox at a glance of the live tile on the Start screen.

From the Windows 8 Start screen click the Mail tile.

Launch Windows 8 Mail Client

When the Mail app launches, hit Windows Key + I to bring up the Settings menu with Accounts selected. Hit Enter.

Accounts

Now click Add an Account.

Add an Account

Then select Outlook.

Outlook

Next, type in your Outlook.com address and password then click Connect.

Enter Account Info

Then wait while Mail adds your Outlook.com account and collects messages.

Adding Account

After your account is added, it adds your Folders, Contacts and Calendar entries associated with the account. In my tests, Outlook.com aliases did not transfer over.

Add Calendar

When compose a message in Windows 8 Mail, you’ll be able to select from any other email accounts you’ve added.

choose account

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One Response to Add Your Outlook.com Address to Windows 8 Mail

  1. LANA July 27, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    CAN’T GET IT TO HOOK UP TO INTERNET.

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