Windows 10 Mail Client: How to Delete an Account

Windows 10 Mail Client: How to Delete an Account

Windows 10 comes with a pre-installed email client. It’s pretty basic but also lightweight, simple to use, and still does its job.

The good thing is that mail clients allow you to have multiple email accounts. And despite its simplistic approach, a huge plethora of people still don’t know how to delete an account from the mail app.

It’s quite easy really. Let’s take a quick look at it.

How to Delete an Account From The Mail Client

How to Delete an Account from Windows 10 Mail

Open your Mail app and go to Settings. The settings icon is on the lower left part of your program. Then click on Manage Accounts. 

Select the account that you want to delete, and click on “Delete Account from This Device”. Approve your choice on the next screen and you should be good to go.

Your account is now deleted from the mail app of Windows 10. If you want to add it back again, just go to the “Manage Accounts” setting again, select Add Account, and follow the steps that you will be provided with.

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What Happens to my Actual Email Account?

Your online email account shouldn’t be affected in any way. If you delete your email account from your mail app, all you do is preventing it from interacting in any way with your actual email account.

To put it in simple words, nothing! Nothing will happen to your online email account. If you want to delete that one too, well, that’s a different story.

The process of deleting an email account differs depending on your email provider. Ex: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc.

I know that for Google, you have to go to Settings -> Accounts -> Change Account Settings -> Account Preferences -> Delete your Account or Services. 

Again, the process for a different email provider will most likely differ as well. So, if you have a different provider like Yahoo or something, then you’ll have to make your own research from here on out.

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Will Belden says August 10, 2016

The screen I see only has “fix account”, “change settings”. Clicking “change settings” does NOT give me an option to delete the account. Will keep googling.

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NameOfUser says November 9, 2016

Go to Start -> Settings -> Accounts -> Select the bottom account and select “remove”. This tutorial was useless.

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