How to Easily Setup a POP3 Email Account in Windows 10 Mail

By default, email accounts added to Windows 10 Mail are added as IMAP. However, if you wish to configure a POP3 account in Windows 10 Mail, this guide will be of use to you.



Adding a POP3 Email Account to Windows 10 Mail

If you’ve never used the built-in Mail app in Windows 10, this section will cover how to add your first account to the application.

Windows Mail will default to using IMAP for new accounts.

Step 1: Open Mail. This can be done by clicking the logo in the bottom left corner of your taskbar on your keyboard type mail, then select Mail from the search results.

Step 2: When Mail opens for the first time, you’ll see a screen that looks like this:



Important Note:

Depending on the size of your monitor and your computers display resolution, you may not see all of these options and may have to scroll down.

Be sure to select Advanced setup.

Step 3: On the next screen, select Internet email.


Step 4: On the next screen, you’ll need to enter some account information.


There’s a lot of info on that screen, so let’s break it down into chunks.

The first 3 fields of this window are asking you for the Email Address you are adding and the password for the account. Yes, it is asking you to enter the email address twice. ?

Moving on to the middle 2 fields, the first field – Account name – is the name of the account and how it will appear in Windows Mail. If you have multiple email accounts, you would name them so you can identify them and ensure you’re sending mail from the right account.

Under Send your messages using this name, this is the name people will see when they receive a message from you sent via Windows Mail.

Finally, to the last 3 fields and the 4 checkboxes, you will want to enter your mail server information, it will be similar to the following:


Your Incoming email server should be mail.yourdomain.tld

Account type should be set to POP3

Outgoing (SMTP) email server should be mail.yourdomain.tld

All 4 checkboxes should be checked.


Click Sign In to proceed.

If the username, password, and mail server settings you entered were correct, you should see the all done screen, below:



Adding another POP3 Email Account to Windows 10 Mail


Adding an additional email account to Windows Mail


If you already have an email account added to Windows Mail you can use the steps below to add an additional email account.

Step 1: Click the ? in the bottom corner of Windows Mail to open the Settings Menu.


Step 2: In the settings menu, click Manage Accounts.


Step 3: In the Manage Accounts menu, click Add account.


Step 4: The add a new account dialog modal will appear. From this dialog box, select Advanced setup.


Step 5: On the next screen, select Internet email.


Step 6: On the next screen, you’ll need to enter some account information.


There’s a lot of info on that screen, so let’s break it down into chunks.

The first 3 fields of this window are asking you for the Email Address you are adding and the password for the account. Yes, it is asking you to enter the email address twice. ?

Moving on to the middle 2 fields, the first field – Account name – is the name of the account and how it will appear in Windows Mail. If you have multiple email accounts, you would name them so you can identify them and ensure you’re sending mail from the right account.

Under Send your messages using this name, this is the name people will see when they receive a message from you sent via Windows Mail.

Finally, to the last 3 fields and the 4 checkboxes, you will want to enter your mail server information, it will be similar to the following:


Your Incoming email server should be mail.yourdomain.tld

Account type should be set to POP3

Outgoing (SMTP) email server should be mail.yourdomain.tld

All 4 checkboxes should be checked.


Click Sign In to proceed.

If the username, password, and mail server settings you entered were correct, you should see the all done screen, below:


That’s it! Now you know how to add a POP3 account to the built-in Mail app on Windows 10!


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LastModified: November 7, 2021 1:33 pm