Email made easy: How to set up email on Windows 10

We show you how to get your messages right to your desktop using Microsoft’s new Mail app.

There are so many ways to access your email these days, whether it’s from the online webmail using a browser, through an app on your smartphone or by using software on your computer which retrieves new messages automatically.

Microsoft’s Mail app is one of the many tools given a refresh on Windows 10. The Mail app will alert you to new emails in the Action Center, and the Live Tile on the Start Menu also tells you what’s in your inbox. It’s possible to set up the Mail app to read mail from any email address, including BT mail. To find out how you can set yours up, follow the steps below:

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Step 1 – Open the Mail app

Go to the Start Menu and click the Mail icon as seen below:

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

Click the Get Started button on the box that appears.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

Step 2 – Adding your email address

If you’re logged onto your Windows 10 PC using a Microsoft account, you’ll see that email address listed. To add your BT email address (or others), click Add account.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

From the list, go down to Other account.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

In the boxes, enter your email address and password for your BT mail account. The Mail app is a secure piece of software by Microsoft itself, but you enter your account details at your own risk.

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Step 3 – Finishing up

Click the Sign in button once you’ve filled out the boxes.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

Give your account a name, and click Sign in.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

The app will then confirm everything has been set up. Click Done at the bottom.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

Then select Ready to go to start using Mail.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

Step 4 – Finding your emails

To get emails specifically from your BT email account, click the icon showing vertical lines at the top right of the browser and select your BT email address.

Setting up the Microsoft Mail app on Windows 10

Your emails should start to appear once they have loaded.

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