in Windows 8, where is the mail icon in the control screen in order to set up a separate email account?

Using Windows 8, where is the mail icon on the control screen.  I want to set up a separate email profile for outlook.com

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Hi Monroe,

 

Thank you for choosing Microsoft Community. I will provide you the steps to access Mail from Control panel on Windows 8.

 

There are multiple ways to access the Mail applet on Windows 8.

 

Method 1:
On the Start screen, type Mail, this will automatically bring up the search bar and will provide the results. Select the Mail applet and hit Enter.


This will open the Mail applet where in you will have the options to create profile, add e-mail account and add Outlook data file.

Method 2:
You may also type Control Panel on the Start screen and hit Enter. In the Control Panel select the Mail applet to open.

 

Method 3:
1. Press the Windows + R key on the keyboard.
2. In the Run windows type Control Panel -> Click Ok.

 

In the Control Panel select the Mail applet to open.

 

I hope the information provided helps you in accessing Mail applet to create a new profile.

 

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Are you asking to setup a different "profile" to add the Outlook.com account or how to setup an additional email account in the existing profile?

 

New profile (when accessed from the Control Panel directly)

 

Control Panel --> User Accounts and Family Safety --> Mail

 

 

To add a new email account - can be done either via the Mail applet or from within O'2010

 

From O'2010 menu --> File --> Account Settings --> Email tab
(requires the Outlook Connector is setting up the account as a <Mapi> email account type

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I want to create a new profile for my wife so I can set up her email account.  My problem is this.  When I go to the Control Panel--> User Accounts and Family Safety--->"Mail" is not shown , so I can't go any further to create the new profile.  I have the instructions of how to create the new Profile but the "Mail"

icon is not shown, after clicking on User Accounts, for me to click on to open the Mail dialog box. 

 

I opened an email account for her under my profile, but this operates as an Alias. 

 

Karl, my computer is a new HP with Windows 8.  There is a Mail icon on the desk top, which I used to add

my wife's email account to my profile, but this icon does not open the Mail dialog box to allow me to create a new Profile.  I'm at a loss on what else to do.  Can you help?  Thanks

 

Monroe

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I tried all three ways to access "Mail" but nothing works.  When I go to the Control Panel, the Mail applet is not shown.

 

When I type Mail from the start screen, Mail does appear but when I hit Enter, the screen goes blank.

 

What do you suggest?  Thanks

 

Monroe

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Re-install Outlook since it appears that Outlook is not (no longer) installed or something has become corrupted.
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I tried to send something I had written on Word directly by my email, but it said there was no profile set up. I went to the mail icon, put in my email account address and it would not accept it. Obviously I'm not doing it right. What should I do?

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What you need to enter depends on the "type" of email account you are trying to configure in the profile.

 

How to create a new profile in Microsoft Outlook
http://www.slipstick.com/tutorials/profile/profile.htm

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None of this works.  MS office does not seem to include Outlook, everything else but not outlook only "Mail"  How in the world does one set up a second account in the same profile.  This is RIDICULOUS, it was easy to do in Windows 7.  Arg!!!

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 MS office does not seem to include Outlook, everything else but not outlook only "Mail"         

Quite possible that you don't have Outlook - depends on the Office suite installed (i.e. Home & Student doesn't include Outlook). Has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with your installed Office suite.

Windows Mail and Outlook are two entirely different programs

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Right, but you should be able to easily adjust the Mail email address on EITHER or add a second one - there are NO easy way to find these settings, which should be BASIC and was previously easy to find.  All of the "tips" here fail  for this as the original poster mentioned.  What is the point of Mail if you cannot use accounts offline and cannot change your account.  There is a reason people use MS less nowadays.  Outlook was standard with office until they made Mail.  I am not paying a ton extra for an email program that is only useful for offline access, the option is nice, but not worth hundreds of dollars to upgrade what came with my computer.   My current account is hooked to Gmail, but I cannot change it. 

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