- 05-17-2013, 11:02 AM #1
I have 4 email accounts which have all been setup on my Lumia 920.
From the home page when I click o the mail logo - it takes me to the inbox of the default email account.
I cannot see anyway to switch between each email account.
I can 'link' the 4 email accounts - but I don't want to do this. Sure, this shows emails from all 4 accounts but jumbled together. Now when I create a new email it asks me which account to send it from.
But that's not what I want.
I have just come from an Iphone - which seperated out the accounts into seperate inbox
Is this achievable in Windows 8?
- 05-17-2013, 11:58 AM #2
To switch between different accounts, you click on the different Live Tiles. What I would do is rename all your emails like #Yahoo and #Outlook. So that way if you do not want to pin them to your start screen, to switch you just tap the Windows key, swipe right and they are all listed right there.
- 05-17-2013, 12:02 PM #3
You can look on your alphabetical programs list and it shows the name of each email account. You can, of course, pin those to the start screen. You don't say what email accounts you have, but personally, I run pop accounts through Outlook.com and set them to come in as they arrive. You can see these accounts in your main Microsoft email account under the menu buttons, and then folders. You can then pin each pop account from MS account to the main screen. Getting email as it arrives, is better on battery life.
- 05-17-2013, 12:36 PM #4
Interesting question. I have been spoiled by this feature in GMail also. I have separate accounts for separate needs and love the way Google did it. I also have setup separate Outlook.com accounts hoping to do the same with WP8.
I guess I can do the pin to home fix if it can't be done internally with Outlook app like GMail. I plan on moving all my mail to Outlook except for my Verizon account.
Last edited by enthuz; 05-17-2013 at 12:48 PM.
05-17-2013, 12:54 PM #6
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- Have a POP account from yahoo downloaded at Outlook.com. Then answer the emails you receive from that account using the same address(yahoo, not outlook.com).
I know that you can do this in outlook.com, but I couldnt do it at the WP8 mail app.
- 05-17-2013, 01:24 PM #8
I've tried clicking Windows key and swiping right but not joy.
Also I don't want a tile for each of the mail boxes as this would take up too much space
I have found a way though - i click on the email tile and it brings up the default email. Then the ribbon at the bottom I can flick it up, select 'folders', then select the relevant inbox.
It's a bit long winded.
But is so far the only annoyance I've found moving from my "solo'd" experience ;)
There's a lot to like about Windows 8 - mainly the way it handles People, the feed from social networking (which was awful on Iphone) and the ability to group contacts into groups (amazed this is not on iphone)
05-17-2013, 01:41 PM #9
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you know what I just thought up.....In order to make the universal inbox more specific, when you get an email from whatever account sends you a new email, the live tile (aside from having the counter) should flip to the icon of the email account (if its from yahoo, it'll flip to its y logo, if its google, it'll flip to the g logo, if its outlook/Hotmail it'll flip to the outlook logo, if its some custom one (say a work email), it should flip showing the name of the account). If its multiple emails from different accounts, it should just flip amongst all of them randomly.
- 05-17-2013, 01:48 PM #10
05-17-2013, 01:49 PM #11
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- I dont want people to see the firstname.lastname@example.org address when they receive the e-mail. Its very long, and also confuses people.
- You can only set only one "reply address", while I have several POP accounts in the outlook web app.
Thanks anyway for the idea :)
- 05-17-2013, 02:28 PM #12
- 02-07-2014, 08:36 AM #17
Example, email sent to account X does not go to Y and Z. Email sent to Y does not go to X and Z.
If I link them, then I get the same email multiple times.
Having 3 tiles to represent each email address is fine. Heck even linking them into one tile would be ok, provided the emails only appeared one time.
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