In the previous post, How to setup Microsoft account on Windows Phone detailed procedure on adding the primary Microsoft account to the windows phone is given. In this post let us see how users can add email accounts from other email service providers to their windows phone.

add email account in Windows phone

To add an Outlook.com, Hotmail, or live.com account:

Remember that this email account is not the same as the Microsoft account that is allowed to sync with the Windows phone. That Microsoft account cannot be changed. This email from Outlook.com, Hotmail or live.com is a secondary email account which the user wishes to use. Photos, messages, music etc from the Windows phone will be not be in sync with this secondary email account.

1.Swipe the Start screen to the left and go to the App list.
Tap on “Settings” -> Email+accounts

2. If the phone is a Windows Phone 8, then tap on
Add account -> Outlook

3. If the phone is a Windows phone 8.1, then tap on
Add account -> Outlook -> Connect

[ If there is no Outlook.com option, then it implies that the user has not added the primary Microsoft account on his Windows Phone. To do that, read this: How to add Microsoft account on Windows phone ]

add email on Windows Phone

(The option “Microsoft account” shown in the above picture will appear only if the user has added the primary Microsoft account on his Windows phone. Otherwise, he needs to add this by following thee steps given in the link mentioned above.)

To add a Google account:

1. Swipe to the left on the Start screen and App list menu will appear.
Go to “Settings” -> “Email+accounts”

2. If the phone is a Windows Phone 8, then tap on
Add account -> Google

3. If the phone is a Windows Phone 8.1, then tap on
Add account -> Google -> Connect

4. Enter the email address and password of the Google account and then tap on “Sign in”

5. Tap on “Accept”

The email, contacts and calender of the Google account that the user provided will be in sync with the phone immediately.

add email accounts on windows phone

To add a Yahoo! mail account:

1. Swipe to the left of Start screen and the App list will appear.
Go to “Settings” -> “Email+accounts”.

2.  Tap on “Add account” -> “Yahoo! mail”

3. Enter the email address and password and then tap on “Sign in”

The user’s Yahoo mail will be added to the Windows phone and it will be in sync with the phone immediately.

To have a video explanation of this procedure, click here: How to add email account to Windows Phone – Video

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