How to Add Gmail Account to Windows 11 Mail App

Introduction

The Mail app in Windows 11 is a clean, easy-to-access email interface. However, by default, it’s just linked to the Microsoft account used to log in to your Windows computer. Thankfully, if you’re more active with your Google Gmail account, you can easily add that to the Windows 11 Mail app for quick access.

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Steps to Add Gmail Account to Windows 11 Mail App

  1. Launch the Mail app on your Windows 11 computer. You’ll land on the Mail home screen.
  2. Tap “Accounts” in the menu on the left side of the screen. A Manage Accounts window pops up on the right side of the screen.
Launch the Mail app, and then click Accounts.

  1. Tap “Add Account” in this menu. The Add An Account window pops up.
Click Add Account.

  1. Tap “Google” in the list presented in the pop-up.
  2. Enter the email address associated with the Google Gmail account you want to add to the Windows 11 Mail app, and then enter the password associated with that account. A new window is displayed, letting you know what your Windows account will have access to in your Google account.
Enter the email address associated with the Google Gmail account you want to add to the Windows 11 Mail app.

  1. Review this information, and then tap “Allow” if you want to move forward. A window appears letting you know that you’ve successfully linked your Google Gmail account to your Windows account.
This window lets you know what your Google account will have access to in your Windows account.

  1. Tap “Done.” You’ll be routed back to the Windows 11 Mail app where you’ll now see your Gmail account has been added to the list of accounts in the menu on the left side of the screen. You can click your Gmail account to see the emails associated with that inbox presented on the right side of the screen.
A window appears letting you know that you've successfully linked your Google Gmail account to your Windows account.

Reasons to Consider Adding Your Gmail Account to the Windows 11 Mail App

1. Centralized Email Management

The Mail app in Windows 11 offers a simple solution for managing multiple Gmail accounts. You can access all your Gmail accounts from one place, eliminating the need to switch between different email applications. This feature makes it easier to stay organized and on top of your emails.

2. Seamless Integration

The Mail app integrates with other Windows 11 apps, such as Calendar, People, and To-Do. You can view important events, contacts, and tasks without leaving the Mail app. This integration streamlines your workflow, saves time, and enhances productivity.

3. Improved Security

Windows 11 provides advanced security features, such as secure boot and device encryption, to keep your Gmail account information and data secure. The Mail app leverages these features to provide you with peace of mind and protect your sensitive information.

4. Better Performance

The Mail app has been optimized for Windows 11 and provides a fast and efficient email experience. You can expect faster load times, improved navigation, and a smooth overall performance. This makes the Mail app a perfect choice for heavy email users.

5. Enhanced Search

The Mail app in Windows 11 includes a powerful search function, allowing you to quickly find the emails you need. You can search by keywords, sender, subject, and more. This feature saves you time and makes it easier to find important emails in your inbox.

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