Windows 8 Mail App: An Overview
The Mail app is a new feature in Windows 8. You can see the app tile on your Start screen and you can easily access it from here. As you can see, in the Microsoft Accounts, the e-mail address that is used at the time of the account creation is automatically configured in the app.
If you want to add an account or add more accounts to the already existing one, you can follow the simple steps mentioned below:
- Move the mouse pointer to the top right corner of the screen and move it down along the right edge.
- When the Charms menu shows up, click on the ‘Settings’ charm and then click ‘Accounts’. Click ‘Add an account’ and then select the e-mail client from the list.
- Enter the login information to connect to your e-mail account and then click ‘Connect’.
The best part with this activity is that your account gets added and configured automatically. Now you can access both your accounts at the same time. It is very easy to compose a new e-mail message or to reply to e-mails in your inbox. Once you set a priority and type the message, you can:
- Right click on a blank area of the window to get options to add attachments, change font and text settings etc.
- You can even add “Emoticons” to make your message to make it more expressive.
- Click on ‘More’ and some additional options will show up.
- Click the ‘Send’ icon to send the mail.
You can create a new e-mail and add attachment to it just as easily!
- Right click on the screen and click ‘Attachments’ on the menu that appears at the bottom.
- Attach any file directly from ‘SkyDrive’ or navigate to the location on your computer where the file is saved.
- Select it and click on the ‘Attach’ button and then simply click the ‘Send’ button to send your e-mail.
- You can also choose whether or not the app will show ‘Notifications’ on the ‘Lock Screen’.
- To delete an e-mail, simply click on the ‘Delete’ icon.
- When you right click on the blank area of the screen, you will find the option to mark a mail as “Unread’ or to move it to another folder.
- Finally, you can pin a folder to the Start screen so that you can access it with a single click.
Wow! You sure will find all of these very interesting and useful too. If you found all the above commands too overwhelming to follow, here is a short solution video that you can check out. The video can help you comprehend the above steps in a simpler manner and also help you recall the steps too.
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