Access your email from Bing Bar

Access your email from Bing Bar

Find out how to add and remove your email account, write and delete messages, and how to troubleshoot common email errors.

The Mail button on Bing Bar allows you to preview the latest email messages in your Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Outlook.com inbox and receive email alerts.

After you set up your existing email account to work with Bing Bar, Bing Bar will automatically check for new mail every ten minutes.

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  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. Choose the name of your email account provider.
  3. Enter your user name and password for your email account.
  4. Click Submit.
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You can add more than one email account to Bing Bar, and use the Mail button to preview the email in each account separately.

  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Choose the name of your email account provider.
  5. Enter your user name and password for your email account.
  6. Click Submit.
Remove an email account from Bing Barexpando image
  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Select the account that you want to remove.
  4. Click Remove.

After you've set up one or more email accounts to work with Bing Bar, you can use the Mail button on Bing Bar to see your latest emails, go to your inbox, open a specific email message in your browser, delete email, and compose new email.

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  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the Mail flyout, click the icon for the email account you want. The icons show the number of unread messages in each inbox.
  3. The most recent email messages received by the email account are listed. Do one or more of the following:
    • To open a message in your browser window, click it in the message list.
    • To check for new mail, in the upper-right corner of the Mail flyout, click the Refresh button Image of email refresh button on Bing Bar.
    • To change which email account's messages are displayed by default when you click the Mail button, click Options. Select the email account that you want, click the up arrow button until the account is at the top of the list, and then click Close.
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  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the Mail flyout, click the icon for the email account you want.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the Mail flyout, click the Compose button Image of email compose button on Bing Bar.
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  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the Mail flyout, click the icon for the email account you want.
  3. Point to the message that you want to delete, and then click the red X icon that appears to the left of the message.
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  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the Mail flyout, click the icon for the email account you want.
  3. At the top of the Mail flyout, click the name of your email account.
Troubleshoot "Please provide access to your webmail account" error message with a Gmail accountexpando image

If you receive this error message when you try to use a Gmail account with Bing Bar, you may need to enable IMAP for your account on the Gmail website.

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click Settings.
  3. Click the Forward and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. Select Enable IMAP, and then click Save Changes.
  5. Try to use your Gmail account with Bing Bar again.
Troubleshoot "Your email can't be retrieved right now" error messageexpando image

If you receive this error message in Bing Bar when you add an email account, you may have entered your user name or password incorrectly, or changed your password since you added the account to Bing Bar.

  1. Click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar on Bing Bar.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click the email account that's causing the issue.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Enter your user name and password for the email account.
  6. Click Submit.
Notes
  • By default, Bing Bar shows an alert below the Bing Bar search box when you receive a new email. To turn off notifications, click the Mail button Image of mail button on Bing Bar, and then click Options. Clear the Enable mail alerts check box, and then click Close.
  • If you don't see the features described here, you might not have the latest version of Bing Bar. To install it, go to the Bing Bar download page.

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