The Windows 8 Mail app is where you can manage and view your email messages. Learn more about using the app in this free lesson.
The Mail app offers a new way to view and manage your email messages. In many ways, the Mail app is very similar to other email applications like Outlook or Gmail, but its redesigned interface may feel a little confusing at first. In this lesson, you'll learn how to send, receive, and reply to email messages using the Mail app. You'll also learn how to organize your inbox, add multiple email accounts, and modify your account settings.
If you have already connected an email service with the People app, such as Hotmail or Gmail, you will not need to connect to the account again.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the Mail app interface.
If you have multiple email accounts connected to the Mail app, click the desired account to switch to that inbox.
Use these buttons to create a new message, reply to a message, or delete a message.
Messages in the selected folder will appear in the center of the Mail app.
Unread messages will be marked in bold.
Click a message to view it in the Message pane.
Click to navigate between different folders.
The number of unread messages will be displayed beside each folder.
The name of the current email account will be displayed in the upper-left corner.
The selected message will appear on the right-side of the screen in the Message pane.