How to Set Up Email Accounts on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

Set up Email Accounts on Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

This tutorial will show you step by step how to set up (configure) email accounts on a Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphone.

(Including, Nokia and Microsoft Lumia)

Email Accounts on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

You can set up (configure) email accounts from email providers, like Outlook.com, Live.com, Hotmail.com, iCloud Mail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AIM Mail, AOL Mail, Mail.com, Lycos Mail, GMX Mail, Yandex Mail, Hushmail, Zoho Mail, Inbox.com, and other email services on your Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphone.

This tutorial should work for all types of Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphones, such as the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520 and all other types.

How to Set Up a Outlook.com Email Account on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

(Including, Live and Hotmail)

To add Outlook.com to your phone, they will take you to Outlook.com to authorize Windows Phone to access your account.

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Tap on "add an account".
  4. Tap on "Outlook.com".
  5. Tap on "Connect".
  6. When the sign-in screen appears, you enter your email address.
  7. Enter your password.
  8. Tap on "Sign in".

If everything is entered correctly, your Outlook.com, Live.com or Hotmail.com email account will be added to your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.

How to Set Up a Gmail Email Account on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

To add Gmail (Google) to your phone, they will take you to Google to authorize Windows Phone to access your account.

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Tap on "add an account".
  4. Tap on "Google".
  5. Tap on "Connect".
  6. When the sign-in screen appears, you enter your email address.
  7. Enter your password.
  8. Tap on "Sign in".

If everything is entered correctly, your Gmail email account will be added to your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.

How to Set Up a Yahoo Email Account on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Tap on "add an account".
  4. Tap on "Yahoo! Mail".
  5. When the sign-in screen appears, you enter your email address.
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Tap on "Sign in".

If everything is entered correctly, your Yahoo email account will be added to your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.

How to Set Up a iCloud Email Account on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Tap on "add an account".
  4. Tap on "iCloud".
  5. When the sign-in screen appears, you enter your email address.
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Tap on "Sign in".

If everything is entered correctly, your iCloud email account will be added to your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.

How to Set Up Other Email Accounts on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

You can use this option for when you use a email service (provider) that's not included in the list.

(Including, AIM Mail, AOL, Mail.com, Lycos Mail, GMX Mail, Yandex Mail, Hushmail, Zoho Mail, Inbox.com, and other services)

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Tap on "add an account".
  4. Tap on "other account".
  5. When the sign-in screen appears, you enter your email address.
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Tap on "Sign in".

If everything is entered correctly, your email account will be added to your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.

How to Set Up Email Accounts using Advanced Settings on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

You can use this option for when you want to set up (configure) an email account for your website, blog, work or business (company).

You will need the following information:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Tap on "add an account".
  4. Tap on "advanced setup".
  5. Enter your email address.
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Tap on "next" located at the bottom.
  8. Tap on "Internet email".
  9. Now you will have to fill in the following information:
    • Account name: enter the name you want to use for this account.
    • Your name: enter your name. This name will be visible when you send emails.
    • Incoming email server: you can find this information at your web hosting company or email provider.
    • Account type: choose between POP3 and IMAP4.
    • User name: this usually your email address.
    • Password: is already filled in, because you entered it before you came to this screen. If you want to check if it's correct, then check "Show password".
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server: you can find this information at your web hosting company or email provider.
  10. Click on "sign in".

If everything is entered correctly, your email account will be added to your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.

How to Delete an Email Account on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Open "email + accounts".
  3. Long press (tap and hold) on the email account you want to delete.
  4. Tap on "delete" from the pop up menu.

Your email account will now be deleted from your Windows 8 or 8.1 smartphone.