Pin Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and AOL to the Start screen in Mail Windows 8 app

Win 8 IMAP Mail

The Mail Windows 8 app is a simple and really useful email client that comes bundled with the operating system, and with every update more features become available. One of these features that you might not have noticed is that after adding your Outlook, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and even IMAP email accounts, anyone can pin each account to the Start screen. This will make it easier to glance how many unread emails someone has per account or just to get a faster access to a specific account. Follow these steps to accomplish this task:


1. While in the Mail app for Windows 8 select or tap on one of the email accounts.

2. Right-click or swipe up from bottom of the screen to bring the app commands and click Pin to Start.

Email account to Start screen Windows 8

Quick Tip: Also note that you can change name of the tile to make it more descriptive.

That’s all.

Win 8 Mail pinned Start screen

Tip: Not only you can pin the email account, but you can select any folder or Sent, Draft, or any other label and pin them to the Start screen as well.
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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].