There are a number of ways to receive email using Windows 8. You can use several email platforms, including Microsoft Outlook, in desktop mode of Windows 8. If you use a web-based email provider, like Google or Yahoo!, you can also receive your email through a web browser, just like you did in previous versions of Windows.
You can also associate an email account with the mail modern app located on your start screen. When you do this, you can get your email in one click, and your email will be organized with the Windows 8 UI. Using the email modern app, you can add multiple email accounts, so that you can have all of your email centrally located.
How can I associate an email account in my Mail modern app?
Associating an email account in Windows 8 can be done in a few clicks. Simply click on the email app, and then press Win Key+I, or navigate to the charm bar by dragging your mouse to the upper right-hand corner and going to settings. There, go to “Accounts” and click “Add an Account”. You can then select which type of account you’d like to add. After that all you need to do is enter your email address and password.
How do I use the Windows 8 mail app?
Depending on the type of email account you’ve associated with the Windows 8 email app, there are different ways you can use the mail app, however, the basic mail settings remain the same. In the upper right hand corner, you’ll see three icons, each allowing you to perform basic email actions in 1 click:
The “+” icon allows you to add a new email message, the icon with the left facing arrow allows you to reply to an email, and the trashcan icon allows you to delete a message.
Using the Windows 8 mail app, you can also navigate easily between email accounts.