How to Reset Mail App on Windows 10

There are several default apps in Windows 10 for example Calendar, People apps, etc. One of those default apps is the Mail app, which helps users to manage their email accounts. It is quite easy to set up your mail accounts with this app. However, some users complain that their emails are not syncing, the mail is not responding, showing errors while creating new email accounts and other issues.

How to Reset Mail App on Windows 10

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Method 1 – How to Reset Windows 10 Mail App using Settings

1.Press Windows key + I to open Settings then click on Apps icon.

2.Now from the left-hand menu click on Apps and Features.

3.Next, from “Search this list” box search for the Mail app.

4.Here you need to click on the Mail and Calendar app.

5.Click on the Advanced options link.

6.Scroll down to the bottom and you will find the Reset button, click on it.

Once you will complete the steps, the Windows 10 Mail app will delete all its data including settings & preferences.

Method 2 – How to Reset the Mail app in Windows 10 using PowerShell

To follow this method, you have to first delete/remove the app using Windows PowerShell and then Reinstall it from Microsoft Store.

1.Open Windows PowerShell with Admin Access. You simply type PowerShell in Windows search bar or press Windows +X and choose the Windows PowerShell with admin access option.


2.Type the below-given command in elevated PowerShell:

3.Once the above command is executed reboot your computer to save changes.

Now you need to reinstall the Mail app from Microsoft store:

1.Open Microsoft store on your browser.

Mail and Calendar app  from Microsoft Store.

3.Tap on the Install button.

4.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and then launch the app.

Hopefully, with this solution, you will be able to Completely Reset Mail app in Windows 10.

Method 3 – Install Missing Packages of the Mail app

In most of the cases where users are facing mail sync problems, it can be resolved by installing the missing packages in the Mail app, particularly Feature and Demand packages.

1.Type command prompt in the Windows search then right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

2.Type the below mentioned command.

3.Once you execute this command, you need to reboot your system.

4.Now open Mail app using Windows search.

5.Click on the settings gear located on the bottom left corner.

6.Tap on the Manage account option to check if Account Settings are available, which ensures that all required packages are properly added.

 helped many users to solve their issue related to the mail app such as mail not syncing, showing error while adding a new account, not opening mail account and others.


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I hope this article was helpful and you can now easily Reset Mail App on Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.