How To Create Linked Inboxes In Windows 10 Mail App


Windows 10 Mail app has the feature of linking inboxes. What this means is that if you have multiple email accounts configured, then you can link them together as a single inbox. This is useful when you’d like to consolidate different email accounts under one inbox (E.g: one linked inbox for all your personal email accounts and the other for work). There has to be more than one email account added in the Mail app to make a linked inbox.

To create these linked inboxes, click on the gear icon in the Windows 10 Mail app.

accessing Windows 10 Mail app settings

Then, choose Settings > Manage accounts.

manage accounts options in Windows 10 Mail app

Next, select Link inboxes.

setting up a linked inbox in Windows 10 Mail app

Select the accounts that need to be together for the linked inbox, give the linked inbox a name if required and click Save.

choosing email accounts to add to a linked inbox in Windows 10 Mail app

These accounts will now appear as a single inbox.

linked inbox in Windows 10 Mail app with two email accounts

You can also add nested linked inboxes (linked inboxes within linked inboxes). Again, add the selected accounts that need to be consolidated under one inbox. Name it as needed and click Save.

adding nested linked inboxes in Windows 10 Mail app

The email accounts will now be added to the linked inbox. You can have multiple linked inboxes too.

multiple linked inboxes in Windows 10 Mail app

To compose email messages, select the linked inbox and click on New mail. Then choose the account from which the messages are to be sent.

choosing which email account to use for sending messages from the linked inbox in Windows 10 Mail app

Unlinking accounts from the inbox:

To unlink these email accounts, right-click on the linked inbox pane from the Mail app.

accessing linked inbox settings in Windows 10 Mail app

Then choose Account settings.

configuring unlinking for linked inboxes in Windows 10 Mail app

Click on the linked inbox name and select Unlink inboxes.

select the name of the linked inbox to be unlinked in Windows 10 Mail app

unlink inboxes in Windows 10 Mail app

The email accounts will then be unlinked and again show up individually in the Mail app.

Happy emailing.


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