My POP email account doesn’t work with the Mail app in Windows 8.1, what can I do to access that account?
It is true that the mail app for Windows 8.1 doesn’t allow you to connect directly to a POP (Post Office Protocol) email account, but there are several options that will allow you to continue using your POP account. Your options are: • To ask your email provider if they can switch your POP account to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), which some providers will do. • To create an Outlook.com email account that you will use to route your POP email account to the Windows 8.1 mail app. • To buy, install, and use Outlook as your mail client.
29 Oct 2013
Windows 8.1 mail app overview.
A great introduction and tutorial of the Windows 8.1 mail app.
Windows Mail app tutorial
A tutorial on integrating your POP account with the Windows 8.1 mail app through a non-POP account.
Using Microsoft Outlook
For information about Outlook, visit the MS Office Outlook page.