Turning off the Mail app in Windows 10

I want to know how to turn off the Mail app in Windows 10. I do not want to uninstall/delete the app. I simply want the option of shutting it down. I do not understand why this question remains unanswered. For Microsoft: If the app cannot be shut down, simply say so--and fix it so it can, without the draconian measures. Thank you.


Windows Mail app is a pre-installed app in Windows 10. The only way to shut it down is by uninstalling it using the Powershell tool. If you want to disable Mail app notification in the Action Center, you can refer to the steps below:

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. On the bottom left pane, click Switch to settings.
  3. Under Settings, choose Options.
  4. Under Notifications, toggle Show in Action center button to off.

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Last updated August 4, 2020 Views 30,841 Applies to: