How to disable Email & account app on Windows 10 Pro 1909


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    How to disable Email & account app on Windows 10 Pro 1909


    Hi all, our default app for Windows 10 pro Build 1909 users is Outlook 2013, and we have a cloud proxy in place to block users from Web based email cloud solutions like Yahoo, Gmail etc using the browsers.

    How do I disable the Windows Email & Accounts app to stop users from setting up their accounts and connecting to a third party email solution like Gmail, Yahoo etc.

    I've tried using the various Get AppxPacakge | provisioned powershell uninstall commands, but they do not appear to be working. Even though the MS Windows Communication app seems to have gone from the list, users are still able to lunch the email & accounts app to setup their accounts and connect to their mail boxes.

    is there a registry key I can modify to disable complete access to the app on Windows 10 pro.
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    dinoflondon said:
    Hi all, our default app for Windows 10 pro Build 1909 users is Outlook 2013, and we have a cloud proxy in place to block users from Web based email cloud solutions like Yahoo, Gmail etc using the browsers.

    How do I disable the Windows Email & Accounts app to stop users from setting up their accounts and connecting to a third party email solution like Gmail, Yahoo etc.

    I've tried using the various Get AppxPacakge | provisioned powershell uninstall commands, but they do not appear to be working. Even though the MS Windows Communication app seems to have gone from the list, users are still able to lunch the email & accounts app to setup their accounts and connect to their mail boxes.

    is there a registry key I can modify to disable complete access to the app on Windows 10 pro.
    Hi there

    More info needed

    1) Are these computers "Work owned" and centrally administered by some sort of corporate / work place server.
    2) How is your email managed from the work place -- do you have some central exchange type of server.

    I think the question is a bit too "general" to try and specify a solution.

    (If the computers are Work controlled --then by using some type of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure from say a Windows 2019 or Linux type server whether cloud based or company I.T dept) then you'd have control over the entire desktops so they (the users) could only install "approved" apps and the email thing would be "dished up" by the server.

    BTW this would work on "Personal" computers too -- as they could only use company based email via the VDI desktop. Ypu couldn't do much with the private desktop but it wouldn't be a problem anyway since they'd have no access to company email other than via an approved server.

    In any case you still couldn't stop things like mobile phones anyway --even if you had no "Guest" Wifi connections as 4/5G presumably is everywhere available in most bigger cities.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Thanks for response, Jimbo.

    1. Computers are on a work network managed via AD server 2012 infrastructure.
    2. Official email solution is Exchange 2013 via Outlook 2013 clients. So users should not have access to connect and setup their personal accounts via Email & Accounts app to 3rd party email solutions like Yahoo or Gmail.
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