Despite the emergence of social media and instant messaging, emails remain the most prominent and widely used form of digital communication for sending and receiving information. Many people these days have multiple email accounts for business and personal use. Rise of smartphones made it difficult for users with more than one email accounts to toggle among many inboxes for sorting hundreds of emails. Relatively cramped smartphone displays compared to PC desktops and laptops screens also created nuisance when hopping various email apps. This ushered a rise of linked inboxes on smartphones. What linked inbox does is that it lumps together all email accounts within one app, thus, making it easy to check and reply emails received from multiple email accounts at one place. In this post, it will be shown how to setup linked inboxes on Windows 10 phones.
Ascension of Linked inboxes in modern digital devices for email purposes owes largely to the fact that users nowadays prefer to have more than one email account, hence, having a tool at your disposal that makes it less troublesome to use many email accounts only makes sense. Linked inboxes have grown to become a common feature on all iOS and Android mobile devices and have been well received by users and critics alike, as is evident by the downloading number of apps presenting email management facilities across mobile platforms.
All this makes the absence of linked inbox feature from Windows 8.1 phones all the more surprising, however, in Windows 10 Phones this much venerated tool has made a welcoming return. If you are a Windows Phone user and want to use linked inboxes for handling all your email from a single place then having some elementary know-how of Windows 10 phone’s settings menu would be a good way to start. You can use all email accounts separately if you like, but it’s always prudent to have an option that helps in getting the job done efficiently and in less time.
Method below presumes that you use two or more email accounts on Windows 10 mobile phone since that’s the whole purpose of this guide.
How to Enable Linked Inboxes on Windows 10 Phones:
Follow the simple instructions mentioned below to enable multiple email account management feature on Windows 10 mobiles:
1 – Without straying away from mobile’s home screen open Outlook app.
2 – Tap on the three horizontal lines icon located on the top left corner of the app home page to open main menu.
3 – Go to Settings > Manage Accounts
4 – Check Linked Inbox option in ‘Manage Accounts’.
5 – Add as many email accounts as you want for combine viewing.
6 – You can pin new inbox to the start screen or simply use it within the Outlook Windows 10 mobile application.
Follow the same method above for adding more accounts anytime. When linked inbox is pinned to the home screen, it appears as a live tile on it giving you highlights of latest changes in the app. On a cautionary note, we suggest that care must be exercised whilst replying via linked inbox because the risk of sending emails to wrong address can’t be discounted.