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How to set up the Mail App using a Microsoft Account in Windows 8

Description: On Windows 8, there is a new application simply titled Mail. This is similar to Windows Live Mail on previous versions of Windows. Here is how to set up the application with a Microsoft email account.

  1. Go to the main User Interface and click on the Mail application icon as shown below.
    Windows 8 Start Screen, Mail App
  2. Once the Application has loaded, you will be greeted with a Microsoft Account sign in. Here, simply enter in your credentials for your Microsoft email account (EX: @hotmail, @msn, etc.).
    Windows 8 Mail App, Sign In
  3. Click Sign In. The mail application will then sync with your Microsoft account and your emails, contacts, and folders will now be preloaded into the Mail application.