Windows 10 Mail

  1.    17 Jan 2017 #1

    Windows 10 Mail

    I just bought a new machine with Windows 10. I set up the built in mail app using my time warner cable isp and old email address. The app in my opinion is terrible. My question is: if I use Gmail, do I have to do so THROUGH this mail app, or can I just go directly through Gmail? I ask this because inside the mail app I think you can select yahoo, google, etc???? I have never used Windows 10 or Gmail so I am confused whether they have to be intertwined or not. Thanks.
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       17 Jan 2017 #2

    All Email Accounts can be accessed via a Web Browser (directly) as well as using the Windows 10 Mail App. So it is entirely optional if you want to use the Windows 10 Mail App.

    In fact you will need to access via the Web Browser (directly) sometimes to configure a Gmail Account, and indeed other Mail Accounts.

    So no problem at all.
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  3.    17 Jan 2017 #3

    Great, glad to hear that. Do you know if anyone really likes the built-in mail app? It seems very counter intuitive and seems to lose things. For example, half of my sent emails never appear in the sent folder. And if I reply to an email, it does not show as a sent message but appears in the inbox. I hope Gmail from what I have heard is much better.
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       18 Jan 2017 #4

    I don't like the Windows 10 Email App either (6 Accounts on it including a Gmail one).
    Along with many other people. I have sent Feedback to MS, I expect many others have done so as well.

    Not only is the design a dreadful touch screen format, some functions don't work properly. MS just carried on with the Windows 8 Mail App design.
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