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Is it possible to use a different email account in the Windows 8 "Metro" Mail app? If so, how can I do this?

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First, open the Charms bar by hitting Win+C or moving your mouse to the upper or lower right corner of the screen. Then, select Settings → Accounts → "Add an account".

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Below are the steps to get Yahoo Mail/Gmail on Windows 8:

  1. On Windows 8 Mail App, move your mouse to either top or bottom left corner to access the sidebar
  2. Click 'Settings' >> 'Account' to retrieve the list of active accounts
  3. Click 'Add an Account' >> 'Other Account'
  4. Choose 'IMAP' from the drop-down and enter your yahoo mail/Gmail id and password.
  5. Windows 8 will configure the rest for you
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