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    W10 Mail Will Not Do Anything

    How is the giant piece of $h!! supposed to work?? I start it and it says it first needs to set up accounts. I added two gmail accounts, and the stupid thing just sits there - the only option is to add MORE accounts! There is a "ready to go" button on that screen, but it is grayed out.

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    I do not use Mail app. I look at it as 2nd rate, at best.

    But it's just me. Each to his own.

    Please see if this article/tutorial will help you setting up Mail app..............

    Set up email in Mail for Windows 10

    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...9-3f9a33166c60
    Last edited by davidhk; 2016-08-21 at 09:45.

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    Bruce, link doesn't appear to work - tried in both FF and Edge...
    I'm interested because Gmail doesn't like Outlook 2016 either...

    Just tried with http://www.nokiapoweruser.com and it says the site is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    Bruce, link doesn't appear to work - tried in both FF and Edge...
    I'm interested because Gmail doesn't like Outlook 2016 either...

    Just tried with http://www.nokiapoweruser.com and it says the site is offline
    Strange. It was working fine earlier today.

    However, it appears that the workaround should no longer be necessary:

    Google fixes the “unintentional” Gmail issue with Windows 10 Mail app, apologizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by V7Goose View Post
    How is the giant piece of $h!! supposed to work?? I start it and it says it first needs to set up accounts. I added two gmail accounts, and the stupid thing just sits there - the only option is to add MORE accounts! There is a "ready to go" button on that screen, but it is grayed out.
    I tried the Mail app a while back and found that it did the same as you report, until I changed my Windows login from local login to a MS login.

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    It think it needs Microsoft accounts as it is a Microsoft mail service
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    I have it working with a local account using it to pick up mail from Exchange. In terms of set up it was remarkably easy, particularly as I am only using it because Outlook 2013 won't connect to Exchange, but frankly as a piece of software it makes me think about returning to sending letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiousclive View Post
    It think it needs Microsoft accounts as it is a Microsoft mail service
    No. it will work with any of the major known email services and probably most of the lesser known ones.
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    Rather than screw around with the Mail app, just download and install 'OE Classic'.
    It loves GMail and will set it up for you, and all you need to put in is your email address and password....it does the rest.
    I've used it now on several PC's with various OS's and it just works great, almost identical to Outlook Express.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    Rather than screw around with the Mail app, just download and install 'OE Classic'.
    It loves GMail and will set it up for you, and all you need to put in is your email address and password....it does the rest.
    I've used it now on several PC's with various OS's and it just works great, almost identical to Outlook Express.

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    If you need access to more than 2 email accounts, you have to pay $25 for the Pro version.

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    I had a problem with this too. I set it up and it worked ok, then a few days later it didn't. Seems I turned off too many "let apps use..." lines in Settings. I don't remember which ones, but you need to have settings to do with Mail left "On".
    My Windows 10 is set up on a spare laptop and used only occasionally. My biggest gripe with the Mail App is that I can't arrange it so the reading pane is below the message list, like traditional email. It wants to look like it would on a phone. But I can change colors to my heart's content! Oh boy!

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    Thanx for the replies all - but I was so disgusted with the typical M$ cockup that I decided to simply stick with Thunderbird. I really had my doubts about even wasting any time trying the M$ apps, and now I am convinced I was right all along!

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    I had the exact same problem. I reloaded Windows 10 mail and deleted it and sometimes the calendar would work and sometimes it didn't. I checked a lot of forums and pretty much no one had a solution accept to remove Windows 10 mail from your PC.

    When I upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8, to Windows 10, everything worked. Luckily for me I had created an image file (Acronis, Paragon, or whatever works for you) on an external hard drive "just in case". I then tried SFC and it would not complete its repair, which is always had and thus this was odd for me. I tried to reinstall Windows 10 from the media update, and it would not completely install. I tried the auto repair and all that stuff, and nothing worked.

    Therefore the question is what was different about my initial installation and what I had right now. The difference was that I had used any number of third-party utilities such as driver updaters and all kinds of scanners of this and that. When I initially installed Windows 10, I did not use any of those third-party tools and my initial image was 3rd party free.

    I've have created a number of system images ever since that initial image and even reinstalling a current image didn't work because it simply reinstalled the problem.

    The problem that I discovered, in my case, is that there was something wrong with some of the third-party tools that Windows 10 didn't like. For example, third-party driver software which has worked under Windows 7 or Windows 8 doesn't really want to work with Windows 10 although most of the time they will (the ones that I paid for, not the free ones). Then I remember reading that Windows 10 has its own driver library as many users were trying to update the Intel driver set and someone recommended to simply leave the Intel driver set alone because "if it ain't broke don't fix it", since W10 already has the drivers it needs.

    Therefore, I simply had to leave the initial Windows 10 installation alone and not try to do anything really extra except cleaning tools and antivirus and things like that; I just stopped updating my drivers because Windows 10 does it anyway. The only exception to this was the GPU drivers, which you have to keep current.

    I then discovered that most of my Windows 10 apps began to work. I say "most" because some of them are still pretty frail. I had a hard time with groove music even though groove podcast worked like a charm. Even though we give Microsoft a pass for half-baked software, it is still pretty annoying.

    Therefore if you can reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, that might be a good start but that would mean reinstalling a lot of programs. Like many of us, I have years of programs that go back to Windows 98 and I don't feel like wrestling with them again. Your document files need to be moved to somewhere else so that you can move them back. It's a very hard choice. However, after doing this 2 months ago, a lot of the problems have gone away. I'm not going to say that this "cured" the issue, because dealing with Microsoft all things are possible.

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