Windows 8.1 (and 8 for that matter) make it far to easy for me to add accounts to the Mail App unintentionally (I use Outlook, so the Mail App isn’t necessary for me)…and MS didn’t make it convenient to remove them. I overheard someone saying the same thing at the airport a few days ago, so I thought I’d share the steps to remove an account if you don’t want
Open the Mail App. The easiest way to find it is to type “Mail” on the Start Screen to search.
Display the Charms Bar by either swiping from the right bezel or pressing [Windows] [C].
Choose the Settings Link. This will display the Mail App Settings.
On the Settings bar at the top choose Accounts
To add an account, you can select the Add an account link.
However, to remove an account
- select the account to open it
- click the Remove account button all the way at the bottom of the panel.
Other Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Tips
Here are a few other tips you may find useful:
WIndows 8 User Interface
- Introducing the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen
- How to Get the Classic Start Menu Back in Windows 8
- Start Screen – Resize Metro App Tiles Smaller or Larger in Windows 8
- Start Screen – Name or Rename a Group of Apps in Windows 8
- Start Screen Apps – Organize into Groups
- Zoom View – In Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8
- How to see hidden files in Windows 8
- Administrative Tools – Hide or Show on the “Start” Screen in Windows 8
Working with Modern Apps
- How to uninstall a Metro App in Windows 8
- Metro Multitasking – Run Two Metro Apps at the Same Time
- How to resize and move Metro App tiles in Windows 8
- Adding and removing apps and programs from the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen
- Apps – Close in Windows 8
- Apps – Pin or Unpin – Metro “Start” Screen in Windows 8
Dual Boot and Disk Configurations
- Windows 8 VHD – Create at Boot to Dual Boot with WIndows 7
- Advanced Boot Options Menu – Boot to in Windows 8
- SFC /SCANNOW Command – Run in Windows 8
- ISO Images – Mount or Unmount
Authentication and Account Management