Personalization

How to change Mail app background image on Windows 10

Windows 10 Mail app lets you change the wallpaper with a pre-defined collection of images, or you can event a custom background – here's how.

Windows 10 Mail change wallpaper

The Mail app on Windows 10 makes it easier to manage your emails no matter the service you use, including Outlook, Gmail, iCloud, POP, and IMAP.

Although the app is pretty basic, you can customize various aspects of the experience, including the background image that appears when no email is selected.

If you want to refresh the app look and feel, the Windows 10 Mail app ships with several background images, themes with specific backgrounds and colors, and you can even set a custom wallpaper or disable the feature.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to personalize the Mail app on Windows 10 with one of the pre-defined wallpapers and colors or custom background images. In addition, we will outline steps to disable the background images in the app.

How to change wallpaper on Windows 10 Mail app

To change the background image on the Mail app, use these steps:

  1. Open Mail app on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings (gear) button in the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click the Personalization option from the Settings flyout menu.

    Windows 10 Mail personalization option
    Windows 10 Mail personalization option
  4. Under the “Background” section, choose one of the background images or themes that include a wallpaper with matching color.

    Mail app choose wallpaper
    Mail app choose wallpaper
  5. (Optional) Turn on the Fill entire window toggle switch if you want the wallpaper to expand to the left navigation pane.

  6. (Optional) Under the “Colors” section (at the top), choose a different color that matches the background color scheme.

Once you complete the steps, the background will show the wallpaper you selected when no email is open.

How to add custom image wallpaper on Windows 10 Mail app

To set a custom background image on the Mail app, use these steps:

  1. Open Mail app on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings (gear) button in the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click the Personalization option from the Settings flyout menu.

    Windows 10 Mail personalization option
    Windows 10 Mail personalization option
  4. Under the “Background” section, click the Browse button.

    Mail app add custom background
    Mail app add custom background
  5. Select the wallpaper image you want to use.

  6. Click the Open button.

  7. (Optional) Under the “Colors” section, choose a color that matches the background color scheme.

After you complete the steps, the Mail app will display the background image you specified.

How to disable background image on Windows 10 Mail app

To disable the wallpaper image on the Mail app, use these steps:

  1. Open Mail app on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings (gear) button in the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click the Personalization option from the Settings flyout menu.

    Windows 10 Mail personalization option
    Windows 10 Mail personalization option
  4. Under the “Background” section, select the first option.

    Mail app disable background
    Mail app disable background
  5. (Optional) Select one of the available images to enable the background image.

Once you complete the steps, the Windows 10 Mail app will no longer show an image in the background.