Pinning Multiple Windows Mail Mailboxes to the Start Screen

One great feature of Windows Mail in Windows 8 and Windows RT is the ability pin individual inboxes and folders to the Start Screen. This can be useful when you want to which e-mail accounts have received mail or how much mail you have in particular Exchange folders to warrant checking it.

For instance, during work hours week I might not be worried so much about social media notifications while work e-mail would get higher priority. Alternatively, if I get e-mail from family then I should probably check it out. Having this extra information available can be quite useful.

So how do you do it?

  1. Open Windows Mail,
  2. Click on an inbox of folder you want to pin to the Start Screen,
  3. Right click or swipe up from the bottom of screen,
  4. Select Pin to Start.

Give it a shot and see how it works for you.


  1. Good information. However, I’d really like to know if Windows RT will support multiple exchange accounts. I’ve been searching this evening to try to figure this out, but I have not been able to. Can you please try it and let me know if it is possible?

    Corey Creed


  2. Hey Corey, indeed it does support multiple Exchange accounts. I have both my work Exchange e-mail and my personal Office 365 e-mail setup on my Microsoft Surface 🙂

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