How To Reinstall the Mail App in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a series of functions, and useful apps designed to help the management and control of many tasks regardless of the type of role and one of them is the app Mail which is integrated automatically in Windows 10.

Like any default app in Windows 10, is not exempt from errors for which one of the most practical solutions is to reinstall the app and reset all the factory settings.

If you want to reinstall the Mail app, take in account:

  • Any store emails and credentials can be removed.
  • In some cases, it will be necessary to add the email accounts again.
  • Uninstalling the Mail app also uninstall the Calendar app, since both are bundled together.

Method #1: Reset the Mail App using Settings

The Windows 10 Settings utility allow you to reset this and many apps when there is some error.

  1. To achieve this, go to the Start menu > Settings or press the keys Winkey + I
  2. Go to the Apps category and in the new window go to the section Apps & features, then click on the app Mail and calendar and in the options click on Advanced options:
    mail and calendar advanced options
  3. In the window that opens, click on the Reset button to finish:
    mail and calendar reset

Method #2: Reinstall the Mail App with PowerShell

The first option to uninstall the Mail app in Windows 10 is using Windows PowerShell.

  1. Open the PowerShell as administrator and there execute the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers
  2. On the result obtained, locate the line microsoft.windowscommunicationapps:
  3. There copy the text of the PackageFullName line which in this case is:
    microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.9330.20445.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
  4. Now let’s run the following command:
    Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName
  5. There replace the PackageFullName for yours, in this case, it would be:
    Remove-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.9330.20445.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
  6. Once this process finishes, reboot the system, now go to the Windows Store and install the Mail and Calendar app again.
    mail and calendar windows store

Method #3: Reinstall the Mail App with Windows 10 App Remover

This free application is designed to remove various apps.

  1. Download the app here
  2. Run the app (its portable) and click on the Calendar & Mail button.
  3. This will uninstall the Mail app, so you will need to install it from the Windows Store.
    mail and calendar unninstall

As easy as that, you have several methods to rescue the optimal performance of the Mail app in Windows 10.

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