How to set up your Gmail account in Windows 10

The native Windows 10 Mail app offers everything a user needs at a basic level: speed, lightness, a simple and straightforward design, and easy access. In an age when the web is more and more dominant, having native applications is a relief for many users. Many people believe that the native Windows Mail app only works with the correct Microsoft account (Hotmail or Outlook). This is not true! We can configure third party services, including one of the best known in the world: Gmail, owned by Google.

Access your Gmail account from Windows by following these steps

To get started, you’ll need to locate the Windows 10 Mail app if you want to add your Gmail account. You can find it in the list of apps on the Start menu and, in many cases, docked to your taskbar or as a thumbnail (square) on the Start menu itself. It is easily recognizable thanks to its envelope shape. If you have the updated icon (which is very likely) it will be as shown in the following image:

Later, we will click on the settings icon, located in the lower left part of the app next to other icons.

Then we will select the first option, namely “Manage accounts”.

After that we click on “Add account”.

A window like the one you see below will appear. Obviously, we will select the “Google” option.

Finally, we will enter our login details (email and password). With this, we will have already set up our Gmail account in the Windows 10 Mail app and we will be able to receive our emails from it without having to access the Gmail website from our browser.

The Windows 10 Mail application offers very smooth and robust operation. It’s expected to get a major overhaul in the near future, so keep an eye out for this news. Over the summer, some users reported issues with integrating Gmail with the Windows 10 Mail app. We don’t know if these issues persist or have been addressed in a recent update. If you have any problems, please feel free to leave a comment on this page.

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