How To Fix Windows 10 Mail App Not Working?

Windows Mail is itself an email client supporting the basic features and works great for simple email tasks. Occasionally the Windows 10 mail app not working, continue to read to know the reasons causing the problem and the different ways to resolve it.

Causes of the problem:

  • Step 1: Incorrect Mail app settings can create such issues like Windows 10 mail app not working on the Windows system.
  • Step 2: If the sync settings are turned off, then the Mail app cannot sync emails on the account.
  • Step 3: The app may not work when the system software is not up-to-date.

Solutions for the problem:

Verify the Privacy settings

  • Step 1: Click the Start icon on the desktop and then select the Settings icon.
  • Step 2: When the Settings window opens up, click the Privacy menu and select Calendar in the left navigation panel.
  • Step 3: Enable the calendar access on the right panel and select the Mail app under Choose apps that can access calendar.
  • Step 4: After the settings are done, restart the computer and check if the app is working.

Check the mail settings

  • Step 1: Launch the Mail app on the Windows system and click the Settings icon.
  • Step 2: Under Settings, choose the Manage Accounts menu and then select the mail account name.
  • Step 3: When the Account settings show up, click the Change mailbox sync settings link.
  • Step 4: Go to the sync settings section and turn on the Email below Sync options.

Update the system software

  • Step 1: After you open the Settings window on the desktop, click the Update & Security menu.
  • Step 2: Under Windows Update, select the Check the updates button to see if any updates are available.
  • Step 3: If the updates are present, install them, and there are no updates, then the software is already up-to-date.

Disable the sync settings

  • Step 1: If the Windows Mail app crashes, then close the window and launch the Settings window. 
  • Step 2: In the Settings window, go to the Accounts menu and then select the Sync your settings menu from the left pane.
  • Step 3: Next, turn off the Sync settings and restart the Windows computer.
  • Step 4: Once the problem Windows 10 mail app not working is fixed, you can turn on the Sync settings again.