Nokia Lumia: Setup your mail account

Do you use different mail addresses for business and leisure? You can add several mailboxes to your phone.

Add your first mailbox

To set up mail in your phone, you must be connected to the internet.

If you didn't sign in to your Microsoft account during the first start-up, you can do it now. When you add a Microsoft account to your phone, a mail account is added automatically.

  1. Tap mail icon.
  2. Tap an account, and write your username and password.
  3. Tap sign in.

    Tip: Depending on your mail account, you can also sync other items than just mails to your phone, such as your contacts and calendar.

If your phone doesn't find your mail settings, advanced setup can find them. For this, you need to know your mail account type and the addresses of your incoming and outgoing mail servers. You can get this info from your mail service provider.

To find out more about setting up different mail accounts, see the How-to section at

Add a mailbox later

  1. In your mailbox, tap options icon > add email account and an account, and sign in.

    Tip: To add your Exchange work mail, contacts, and calendar to your phone, select Exchange as your account, write your work mail address and password, and tap sign in.

Your new mailbox appears as a new tile on the start screen.

Delete a mailbox

  1. On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap ALL SETTINGS > email+‎accounts. Tap and hold the mailbox, and tap delete.

    You cannot delete the first Microsoft mailbox you signed in with. You must reset your phone to do that.