Setup Email Account in Windows 8

This guide will help you create a new email account in Windows 8 Mail app using the proper server settings for Zimbra.


Step 1. On the Start screen, tap or click Mail

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings

  • If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings

  • Tap or click Accounts, tap or click Add an account, and then tap or click Other Account


Step 2. Select IMAP for the kind of account

  • Enter your full Email address
  • Enter your Password

  • Tap or click on Show more details


‚ÄčStep 3. Enter username and server information as follows:

  • Ensure your full email address (ex: is in the Username field
  • Incoming (IMAP) email server field listed as:
  • Incoming Port listed as:  993

  • Incoming server requires SSL box is checked

  • Outgoing (SMTP) email server field listed as:

  • Outgoing Port listed as:  465 or 587

  • Outgoing server requires SSL box is checked

  • Outgoing server requires authentication box is checked

  • Use the same username and password to send and receive email box is checked

  • Tap or click Connect

Congratulations, your Windows 8 email is now set up!