Using the Mail App

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.

Organizing your mail

After you've used the Mail app for a while, your inbox can start to become cluttered with old messages. You can keep your inbox organized by moving messages to folders or deleting messages you no longer need.

To move a message to a folder:

  1. Locate and select the message you wish to move.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Selecting a message to move
  2. Right-click and then select the Move button from the menu at the bottom of the screen.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Clicking the Move button
  3. Select the desired folder for the message.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Choosing the desired folder
  4. The message will be moved to the selected folder.


    Screenshot of Windows 8The message moved to the selected folder

To delete a message:

There are two ways to delete a message. You can either:

To delete messages permanently, you'll need to access the Deleted folder and then delete the messages again.

Screenshot of Windows 8Deleting messages permanently