Access a Gmail Account in Windows Mail

Adding your Gmail also syncs your calendar and contacts

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > Manage accounts > Add account > Google and then enter your account information.
  • Windows automatically applies your Gmail account to the stock Calendar and Contacts apps.

This article explains how to add a Gmail account to Windows 10 Mail.

Add a Gmail Account to Windows Mail

Microsoft's default light email app for Windows 10, called Mail, offers built-in support for adding accounts for, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft 365, Google, and Yahoo. The add-account wizard walks you step-by-step through the process of adding a Gmail account to Windows Mail.

  1. Open Mail. Click or tap the Settings icon, located in the lower-left panel of the window, to access the Settings slide-out menu.

    The Settings icon
  2. Select Manage accounts, and then select Add account.

    The Manage Accounts heading
  3. From the pop-up dialog box, select Google.

    Google in Windows Mail Add an account window.
  4. The dialog box shifts to Google's standard Sign-In with Google web form. On the first page of the form, enter your email address.

    Sign in window in Windows Mail
  5. On the second page, enter your password. If you set two-factor authentication on your Google account, you're asked to confirm access on an optional third screen. The fourth screen reviews the permissions that Windows requests. Select Allow to proceed.

    Gmail account permissions in Windows Mail
  6. After you authenticate to Google, Mail presents another dialog box asking you to specify the name you wish to use with your Gmail account. This name will appear in the "from" field of your outgoing messages. It doesn't need to match the name you set up in Gmail. After entering your name, select Sign In to continue.

    Gmail account added to Windows Mail

Using Gmail with Windows Mail

Your Gmail account functions like any other email account within Mail. Windows automatically applies your Gmail account to the stock Calendar and Contacts apps, too, so your contacts automatically appear in the People app, and the calendars you associated with your Gmail account appear as sub-calendars under your Gmail address in the Calendar app.

However, Windows does not sync other items, like tasks you set up in Google Keep.

If you change your Gmail password or adjust the two-factor authentication you use with your Google Account, repeat these steps with either an updated password or an app password.

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