How can I read POP mail in Windows 8?

jackson

I just installed Windows 8, and when I try to check my email, I get an error message that says Mail doesn't support POP3 email accounts. Is there a way to read POP mail in Windows 8?

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Christopher Nerney
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You are not alone. Fortunately there's a relatively easy fix...

 

"Set up your Outlook.com, Hotmail or Gmail account to check your POP mail and then add that account to Windows Mail. In Outlook.com, the option to send/receive mail from a POP account is listed under the More Mail Settings menu."

 

Here's a walkthrough of the procedure.

 

 

jimlynch
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How to Access POP3 Email Accounts in Windows 8
http://www.howtogeek.com/130516/how-to-access-pop3-email-accounts-in-win...

"The Mail app included with Windows 8 only supports IMAP, Exchange, Hotmail/Outlook.com, and Gmail accounts. Mail offers POP3 as an option when setting up the account – but if you select POP3, you’ll be informed that Mail doesn’t support POP.

To use the Mail app with a POP3 email account, giving you features such as live-tile email notifications and a touch-friendly interface for reading your email, there’s a trick you can use."

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