Windows 8.1 Tip: How to Remove an Account from the Windows Mail App

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 Fix: Power Meter displays Plugged in, not charging

IX: Windows 8 activation fails with error 0x8007007B

WIndows 8 User Interface

Working with Modern Apps

Dual Boot and Disk Configurations

Authentication and Account Management

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