Windows 8 For Dummies, Dell Pocket Edition
2. Enter your accounts into the Mail app.
To add accounts, summon the Charms bar, click
the Settings icon, click Accounts, and click Add
an Account. Mail lists the accounts you can add:
Hotmail, Outlook, Google, or Exchange.
To add a Google account, for example, click the
word Google. Windows 8 takes you to a secure
area on Google’s website where you can autho-
rize the transaction by entering your Gmail e-mail
address and password and then clicking Connect.
Repeat these steps for other listed accounts,
authorizing each of them to share information
with your Windows account.
I explain how to add e-mail addresses besides
Hotmail, Outlook, and Google in the section
“Adding other e-mail accounts,” later in this
3. Return to the Start screen, click the People tile,
and enter your other accounts.
Now’s your chance to tell Windows about your
friends: Click the People tile on the Start screen.
When it appears, you may spot friends listed in
the address books associated with the e-mail
accounts you entered in Step 2.
Continue adding contacts by entering your user-
names and passwords from accounts from
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
For example, choose Facebook, click Connect,
and a window appears (shown in Figure 5-2) for
you to enter your Facebook name and password.
After you’ve entered your accounts, Windows 8 auto-
matically fetches your e-mail through your Mail app,
fills the People app with your friends’ contact informa-
tion, and adds any appointments in your Calendar app.
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