Access POP3 Email in Windows 8

In Windows 8 and alater in-built support for POP3 email accounts has been removed. To fix this you need to follow a few work arounds or use another client like thunderbird.

The Mail app included with Windows 8 only supports IMAP, Exchange, Hotmail/, and Gmail accounts. Mail offers POP3 as an option when setting up the account – but if you select POP3, you’ll be informed that Mail doesn’t suppo ...


WIndows 8's built-in email client doesn't support POP Mail by default, but there's a simple workaround. Here's a step-by-step POP3 guide.


The Windows 8 Mail app doesn’t support POP3 mail servers, even though it’s an option when adding an account. If you want to add a POP3 email account from your ISP, you’re out of luck. Here’s a workaround for the problem using Ou ...