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Windows 8 Email Setup

Windows 8 Email Setup




Adding Email Accounts
Viewing Account Settings
Removing Email Accounts




Adding Email Accounts

  1. To add an email account, click on the Mail icon on the Windows 8 tiles screen.



  2. In Mail, place the cursor towards the bottom right corner of the screen. A menu will appear along the right. In that menu, click on Settings.



  3. Next, click on Accounts.



  4. To add an account, click on Add an account.



  5. Choose Other Account.



  6. Here we will put in the full email address and the email password. Then click on Show more details.



  7. Here we will have the following information and then press Connect:
    • Email address: Full email address
    • Username: Full email address
    • Password: Email password
    • Incoming email server: imap.ruraltel.net (or imap.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
    • Incoming email server port: 143
    • Incoming server requires SSL: unchecked
    • Outgoing email server: smtp.ruraltel.net (or smtp.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
    • Outgoing email server port: 25
    • Outgoing server requires SSL: unchecked
    • Outgoing server requires authentication: checked
    • User the same username and password to send and receive mail: checked



  8. Once you click Connect, your account has been created.





Viewing Account Settings

  1. To view the account settings of an email account, click on the Mail icon on the Windows 8 tiles screen.



  2. In Mail, place the cursor towards the bottom right corner of the screen. A menu will appear along the right. In that menu, click on Settings.



  3. Next, click on Accounts.



  4. From here, click on the account that you would like to view the settings for.



  5. Your account settings will now be displayed along the right side of the screen.





Removing Email Accounts

  1. To remove an email account, click on the Mail icon on the Windows 8 tiles screen.



  2. In Mail, place the cursor towards the bottom right corner of the screen. A menu will appear along the right. In that menu, click on Settings.



  3. Next, click on Accounts.



  4. From here, select the account you would like to remove.



  5. You should now see the account settings along the right side of the screen. Scroll all the way to the bottom and choose Remove Account.



  6. Your account is now removed.