How to Make Live Tiles on Your Start Menu for Each Account in Windows 10 Mail


The Mail app in Windows 10 is surprisingly robust, supporting multiple accounts and multiple services like Outlook, Gmail, Exchange, and of course POP3 and IMAP. Assuming you’ve got multiple accounts set up, you can also create a live tile on your Start menu for each account. You can even create separate live tiles for folders you create in the app. Here’s how to do it.

We’re going to assume you’ve already got multiple accounts set up in your Mail app. If you need to set up an additional account, just click the Settings button (the gear icon), head to Manage Accounts >  Add Account, and follow the onscreen steps.

Once you’ve got your accounts set up, creating a new live tile for an additional account is a snap. Just right-click the account in the main Mail window and choose “Pin to Start” from the context menu.


In the confirmation window, click Yes.


That’s all you have to do. If you look at your Start menu, you should now see an additional live tile representing that account.


You can also pin any folder in the Mail app to your Start menu in the same way. Just right-click the folder, choose “Pin to Start,” and new messages delivered to that folder will appear in their very own live tile. Yes, it’s a simple trick. But if you use live tiles, it can be really handy seeing messages separated like this. And it’s an easy feature to overlook.

Walter Glenn is a long time computer geek and tech writer. Though he's mostly a Windows and gadget guy, he has a fondness for anything tech. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.