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Connect Windows 8.1 Mail to Blitz


In order to use the Mail application found on your Windows 8.1 computer or mobile device, you must have a Microsoft Account (hotmail, live, msn, etc.). Creating a Microsoft account may change the way you log in to your device.

When connecting a Windows 8.1 device using the built in Mail software to your Blitz account, you will need to have a Microsoft Account and sign in to your device using that account. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your device using your Microsoft Account.
  2. Open the Mail application.
  3. Bring up the Start bar by swiping in from the right, or hovering the mouse cursor in the very lower right corner of your screen.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Click Accounts.
  6. Click Add an Account.
  7. Click Exchange.
  8. Click Show more details.
  9. FIll in the text boxes as described below:
    1. Email address: Use your full Dartmouth email address (e.g. [email protected]).
    2. Server address:
    3. Domain: Leave this field blank.
    4. User Name: Your user name will be in the form of: <your netid> .
    5. Password: Enter the password that you use to access your Dartmouth email.
  10. Click Connect.
  11. If prompted to "Make my PC more Secure" click Enforce these policies.

Note: By default, the Mail application will only download those messages that you have received during the past month. If you want additional email, you will need to make changes to your settings.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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