If you can't remove or change the credentials on your gmail acct in the Windows 8 Mail app because it keeps trying to connect to the account, there's a simple answer that I discovered on my own; after being frustrated by this problem for hours. Even the Microsoft twitter team couldn't help with the solution, thanks a lot for this! Now choose Google or ExchangeÂ as per your need which mail account you want to configure. Re-open it, and then you should be able to open the settings menu for the gmail account, and make your changes or remove the account. To accomplish this, an account with administrative rights must be used to log on to the computer before initiating the user account removal process. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app did not work for me. Now click on Accounts from the settings box so came. Is the account data stored in the Registry? So in the end you didn't answer the question, but thanks anyway.
I cannot connect to Google now. Today i had the solution how to remove the mail id from windows 8. Right Click anywhere on the Mail app to bring the Settings of the app and click on Account. And then I was able to click Remove button. I wish you can help me. Some security policies do not make sense when weighed against the unintended consequences of extremely tight policies.
If this doesn't work at first, turn off wifi, or your network adapter; then exit the mail app. Is there a 'work around'? If all else fails, you can forcibly remove an orphaned mail account from the Windows 8 Mail app with a bit of network settings trickery. I can't pinpoint why we assume that, but we do. Therefore elevated privileges are required to get the job done. We will be glad to help you.
The account in question was one I had from the University of Michigan. But my answer for you is: for laptops bought in 2012 not all drivers are guarranteed to exist in Windows 10. You assumed that the account to be removed was still active on the host service. The downside to doing this is that it means other application settings won't replicate between your machines. And of course, the deleted account details can't be used nor, in my case, recovered.
Video Tutorial Published June 2, 2014. In such conditions, administrators of Windows 8 computer can delete that user account so that they can prevent any misuse. But once per 10-30 attempts , the blade with settings remained open. Windows 8 provides the option to have either a local user account to login or a windows live account which could be a hotmail or live account with the same credentials you will use in windows 8 as well to login every time. Note: If you're using a phone or tablet, choose More at the bottom of the page to see the Settings option. Deleting or removing an account from either app will also remove any calendar associated with that account. The account still will exist on your computer and with the provider, but it will be disabled.
Once the mail app is open, go to charms bar by going to right corner of screen by mouse or press Windows + C. So, what can I do about it? You can choose to uninstall it only on this computer or on all computers that sync with this account. Provide your username and password of the Gmail account and click Connect. Under Pc Settings select and switch to microsoft account, you will need to enter the user name and credentials and windows 8 will log off once the process is complete. I had a couple of minutes this morning, so I found this post. I had a similar problem and the advice Mr Stork provided did not help me.
So I'll keep the computer at major release of Windows which it was designed for. I've left the company to work elsewhere and thus lost that email account. Is there a way I can save them in case all my important documents are deleted? You may go to Windows Store and reinstall mail app. A right click is not required, a left click to select the account works just fine if you've followed the other steps to get to the account list in the charm bar. This will display the Mail App Settings.
My computer keeps trying to use that account as default. If the operating system keeps prompting you to sign-in to the Microsoft account whenever you try to access your emails using the Mail app, it means that you are not signed in with the Microsoft account, but you have already added the account to the Mail app. If you change your mind, search for the Mail, Calendar, and People app in the App Store and reinstall. Simple and easily configured Gmail account in Windows 8 Mail app. My mail was synching with my Google acct.
Hi Nicholas, This issue can be caused if the mail app is corrupted. Here it is, you can see your mailbox right here in few seconds. Original Title: I am trying to delete an account from Windows 8 mail, but the remove account button is greyed out, so can't delete. One of those email accounts is my work email handled via google. If you are using Two-Step verification then you have to enter the password so received on your cellphone. If this doesn't work at first, turn off wifi, or your network adapter; then exit the mail app.
Windows 10 requires at least one mail account, and you can't delete it; however, you can stop receiving and sending mail through it. Fix please, and walk right! Accept the terms and conditions from Google for configuring Gmail on your System. I use Linux for all of my telephony and speech recognition consulting work. Single click and your account get configured. It totally messed up my email. I am having numerous email problems with Win 8 email and I wish to delete accounts and 'start again'.