Windows 8 How To: Set Up Your Gmail Account in Windows 8 Mail App

Written by Alan Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:00

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We can’t call it “Metro” anymore, but the new Windows 8 Start screen has numerous apps to let users view mail, photos, videos, maps, and many other bits of information in tiles that are constantly updating and showing the latest data.  It doesn’t matter if you have a Hotmail account or one of the new Outlook.com accounts, because you can set up almost any web email address in the new app.  Here’s how to do it with a Gmail account (which most of you probably have).

When you first open the app it will propagate the email address you used to register your new Windows 8 account.  If that was a Gmail account then you will be prompted to begin setting up the address.

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Enter your Google password and click the “allow” button at the top of the screen.  That’s all you need to do integrate your email account into the new Windows 8 Start screen.

Once set up, you will see all of your folders, or “Labels”, that you have added to your Gmail account.  You will also be able to delete email, empty your trash, view each folder and more – everything that Gmail can do.

Windows 8 will be out on October 26th, but you can grab a trial version of the Enterprise version now if you just can’t wait that long.  We will be looking further at the Windows 8 built-in apps in the future.

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 Windows 8 How To: Set Up Your Gmail Account in Windows 8 Mail App

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