MS Surface Mail App
It is noted that Surface tablet help settings and features are quite good when compared to that in Windows 8 OS. For example, latest Surface tablets come with Outlook mail client pre-installed, which is not there in a Windows 8 system. However, the first series of Microsoft Surface tablets did not have the Outlook app. Even though there was a Mail app in its place, many users were not aware of it, as you have to use the Surface tablet help settings to enable this app and then set up your mail account in the app.
Yet if you are using your Microsoft account to log in to your Surface device, then this account will be automatically linked to the Mail app. If you are using a local ID instead, then you have set up the mail account separately. Here are the instructions to get this done.
Steps to follow
Mail app icon will be there on the main Start Screen itself. Select it and then, open its Options menu. Just swipe to the right to open the menu for this app and select the option Settings.
Click on Accounts to access the account settings. If you have already set up an account, then you will see options here for altering the settings for that account. But, if you have not set up any account, then you have to click on the Add An Account option to add a new account to the mail app.
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Select Other Accounts option to open the account setup window. Here, you need to enter details like your email address, password, etc in the text fields provided for the same. For most email accounts, these steps would be enough to start receiving emails through the app. However, if you are using a corporate email account, then you have to enter other details like incoming and outgoing server address, and security settings on this page.
If you are heading for the latter option, select Show More Details. Now, you will see the necessary options here for entering the required details as mentioned above. Select Incoming Server Requires SSL and Outgoing Server Requires Authentication to set up the security settings for your email account.
When done, click on the Connect button. If all the account details you entered so far are accurate, then your email account will be linked to the app without any problems. You can contact our tech support personnel, if you run into any problems.
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