How to Change Windows 10 Mail App Sync Settings

Microsoft has improved its Mail app in Windows 10. With considerable improvements, it has become a capable app meeting needs of most Windows users. With this built-in free and easy to use app, you will no longer be needing to go elsewhere and use third party clients or pay for MS Outlook.

If you are using a Microsoft account to sign-in to Windows 10, the Mail app will automatically import your emails from that account. However, if you are using a local account to sign-in to Windows 10, you will be prompted to setup the account.

How to Change the Mail App Settings in Windows 10

Once you are inside the Mail app, you can access mail settings by a clicking or tapping on the gear icon in the left pane of the app window. A settings flyout will appear in the right side of the Mail app. You can manage accounts, personalize the look, add an email signature, and change a number of other settings here.

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How to change the Mailbox Sync Settings for Mail app in windows 10

The Mail app downloads your messages according to your usage. For example, if you read your mail more often, the app will download the messages more often. However, you can change this behavior and specify a frequency to download new messages as well. To customize mailbox sync settings in Mail app in Windows 10, follow this procedure.

Open the Mail app.

Click or tap on the gear icon at the bottom-left side in the Mail app.

A Settings flyout will appear on the right side of the Mail app. Click on Manage Accounts.

A list of accounts will appear. Click the account name you want to change sync settings for.

Click on Change mailbox sync settings.

Tap the dropdown list under Download new content.

Choose how often you want the mail app to check for new messages.

Click Done, and then click Save.

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Now, the Mail app will check for new messages according to your specified period.

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