How to add Gmail to the Windows 8 mail application?

MrsMith

I can’t get Gmail to properly sync with Windows 8 so that my contacts will properly remain up to date. Has anyone had this problem, and if so, how can I fix it?

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jimlynch
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How To Add Gmail To Windows 8 Mail
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-add-gmail-to-windows-8-mail/

"Even though the Mail app is not as powerful as Outlook or Windows Live Mail, it does the job very well. There are some basic features missing from this version of the Mail app. For instance, you can’t directly print a mail from the app and you can’t even add an account using POP or IMAP. To print an email, you need to copy the contents of the mail to your Notepad, Office or any other other applications and then use print feature of the application to print your email. Microsoft will definitely improve this app in coming months.

If you have a Gmail account and would like to add your account to Mail app, follow the steps given below."

Alansmith
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First of all you need to log in to mail with a Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, click on the sign up for a Microsoft account and create new.


From within mail, use Windows + I key to open Mail settings, now click on Accounts to add new Gmail account. Now, click on Add an account, select Gmail to add. You can also add other email provider. Provide login details for the Gmail and then click connect. You should now see a prompt asking to enter your Gmail account details. Provide your Gmail details. If you wish to use Google contacts and calendars then check the “Include your Google contacts and calendars” check box. Then click connect button, it will connect to Gmail and load your emails.

 

If you still get an error during to setup your Gmail account then ensure your Mail app is up to date and confirm your login details by logging into Gmail via a web browser and try setting up your account again.

MrsMith

Thanks for your help! 

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