How to access a Gmail account in Windows Mail

Adding your Gmail also syncs your calendar and contacts

Microsoft’s standard lightweight mail app for Windows 10 called Mail has built-in support for adding accounts for Outlook.com, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, Google and Yahoo. The Add Account Wizard takes you step-by-step through the process of adding a Gmail account to Windows Mail.

  1. Open email. Click or tap the icon Settings at the bottom left of the window to open the Settings drop-down menu.

  2. Select Account management and then select Add Account.

  3. In the pop-up window, select google.

  4. The dialog changes to the standard Google sign-up form using Google Web Form. Enter your email address on the first page of the form. Enter your password on the second page. If you’ve set up two-factor authentication on your Google account, you’ll be prompted to confirm access on an additional third screen. The fourth screen deals with the permissions requested by Windows; Press on the button to allow Get on.

  5. After authenticating to Google Mail, another dialog box will open asking you to enter the name you want to use in your Gmail account. This name will appear in the “From” field of your outgoing messages. It doesn’t have to match the name you entered in Gmail. After entering your name, click Enter Get on.

Using Gmail with Windows Mail

Your Gmail account works just like any other email account in Mail. As an added bonus, Windows automatically applies your Gmail account to both the default Calendar and Contacts apps so that your contacts automatically appear in the People app and all calendars associated with your Gmail account appear as nested calendars in Gmail. address in the Calendar app.

However, Windows doesn’t sync other items, such as the tasks you set up in Google Keep.

If you change your Gmail password or set up the two-factor authentication you use with your Google account, you’ll need to repeat these steps with an updated password or an app password.

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