Setting Up an Email Account in Windows 8

For Mail Basic and Mail Business email accounts

Learn how to set up your Mail Basic or Mail Business email account in Windows 8 Mail.


Mail Business accounts can be set up in Windows 8 Mail for email use only. To access your address book, calendar, tasks and drives , please log in to IONOS Webmail.

  • Open the Windows 8 Mail App.
  • Enter your Microsoft login info and click Save. If you have not yet created a Microsoft account, you can use the Register for a Microsoft Account link.
  • On your keyboard, press Windows key + C simultaneously to open the settings.
  • In Preferences, click Accounts, and then click Add Account.
  • Select Other Account from the list.
  • Select IMAP (The Windows 8 mail app does not support POP accounts) and click Connect.
  • The input panel for your account data opens. Expand it by clicking Show more details.
  • Fill in the fields with your email account information and the settings for the email servers.
  • Setting Value
    E-mail address Your full IONOS email address
    Username Your full IONOS email address
    Password The password for your email account
    Incoming (IMAP) email server
    Incoming server requires SSL Checked
    Outgoing (SMTP) email server
    Outgoing server requires SSL Checked
    Outgoing server requires authentication Checked
    Use the same username and password to send and receive email Checked

    Click Connect when you are finished.

You have now successfully set up your email account in Windows 8 Mail.