Fixing a Windows 8 Mail app that doesn’t work

Windows 8 has a pretty complicated mail application. If you thought it only supported Microsoft accounts like Hotmail, Windows Live, or Outlook, you were wrong. The Windows 8 Mail app lets you add any email account that supports IMAP. This article will help you set up your Mail app and fix the most common errors if you’re stuck.

Your Yahoo Mail app on your Windows 8 computer was working fine. But now it refuses to sync, and the error message that your Yahoo Mail is unavailable keeps popping up. You’ve tried deleting and adding your account but to no avail. The problem with the Yahoo Mail app not working in Windows 8 persists.

So we decided to tell you how to troubleshoot your mail app when it doesn’t work regularly.

What are the reasons why the Windows 8 mail app doesn’t work

What are the reasons why the Windows 8 mail app doesn't work

The reason why your mail app doesn’t work correctly is that the license for a particular app, such as the mail app, may not match the license of the Windows 8 operating system.

If the email app simply refuses to work, it may be best to try a third-party email app. Ready for a change?

Here’s how to fix a broken Windows 8 Mail app

Here's how to fix a broken Windows 8 Mail app

Install the latest updates

  1. Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right side of the screen.
  2. In the menu that appears, left-click or select Settings.
  3. Now, left-click or select the “Change PC settings” option from the “Settings” menu.
  4. In the next window find the Refresh and Restore option and left-click or click on it.
  5. Now find the Check Now button and left-click or click on it.
  6. The check process will take up to 10 minutes and will then show you the updates you need to install.
  7. If you have updates available, left-click or click on Install Updates for all available updates.
  8. After installing the updates, left-click or click Finish.
  9. Reboot your Windows 8 operating system.
  10. After rebooting, check again to make sure that your email application is working correctly.

In Windows 10, the path to follow is slightly different. To install the latest updates, go to Settings -> Updates and Security -> Updates and click Check for Updates.

Updating Microsoft Store apps

  1. On the Home screen, left-click or tap the “Save” icon.
  2. Move the mouse pointer to the lower right side of the screen.
  3. Now left-click or tap the Settings function in the menu that appears.
  4. Find the App Updates function in the list and left-click or click on it.
  5. Set the Automatically update my apps function to Yes.

Synchronize licenses

  1. On the Windows 8 Start screen, left-click or tap the store icon.
  2. Move the mouse pointer to the lower right side of the screen.
  3. In the menu that appears, left-click or select Settings.
  4. Click or left-click on Application Updates.
  5. Click or left-click on Synchronize Licenses.
  6. Now close the windows and right-click or tap the Mail application on the Home screen.
  7. In the submenu, left-click or select Delete.
  8. Left-click or tap the Uninstall button again.
  9. When you have finished uninstalling the application, left-click or click on the Store icon that appears in the
  10. Startup window.
  11. In the Store window, left-click or select Accounts.
  12. Now, left-click or select the My apps option.
  13. Right-click or select the Mail application and select the installation option.
  14. Restart the operating system after installing the mail application.
  15. Check again to make sure that the application is working.

Launching SFC analysis

  1. On the Windows 8.1 Start screen, type: command line.
  2. When the scan is complete, right-click or click the command line icon.
  3. In the menu that appears, left-click or type Run as administrator.
  4. You should now see a command prompt window with administrator privileges.
  5. In the command prompt window, type the following: sfc / scan now.
  6. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  7. Allow the system file scanner to complete the process.
  8. When the scan is complete, type at the command prompt: Exit.
  9. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  10. Restart your computer.
  11. Check again to see if your email application is working properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

One possible cause of this problem is an outdated or corrupted application. It could also be due to a server problem. To resolve the problem with the Mail application, we recommend that you perform the following steps: Make sure that the date and time settings on your device are correct.

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Apps and features.
  4. Select the Mail and Calendar app from the list.
  5. Click the Advanced Options link. Link to Advanced options for the Mail app.
  6. Click the Reset button. Reset the Mail App in Windows 10.
  7. Click the Reset button again to confirm.

In the Windows Mail app, go to Accounts in the left pane, right-click on the unsynced email, and then select Account Settings. Then scroll down to Sync Options, make sure that the box for this message is checked, and then click Done. Close Windows Mail and restart your computer.

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type "Microsoft Store App" or find it in the list of apps and launch the app.
  3. Find "Mail and Calendar" and select "Update".
  4. After you update the app, you can add additional accounts or update existing ones.

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