What's new in Mail and Calendar for Windows 10?

The Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 provide you with easy access to your email messages and a personal calendar associated with your email account.

Change your default font

You can now customize how your messages appear by changing your default font. When you create a new message or reply to an existing message, your text will appear in the font, size, color, and emphasis you've selected.

To change your default font, select Settings The Settings button > Default font.

Use dark mode everywhere

Dark mode now works in the reading pane and calendar items. Dark mode changes the default bright background color to a darker color, which is easier on the eyes in low-light environments or if you prefer less bright interfaces.

To turn on dark mode, select Settings  The Settings button > Personalization, and select Dark mode. If you want to view a particular email or calendar item in light mode, select the Turn on the lights icon to toggle dark mode on or off for that item.

A screenshot of the turn on the lights button

Quickly create new calendar events

It's easier than ever to add details to your calendar events. When creating a new event on your calendar, you can now set a reminder time without going to More details.

A screenshot of the event creation dialog

Add emojis to your messages

When composing a message, select Insert > Emoji to open the emoji picker. Browse available emojis using the categories at the bottom of the picker, or continue typing to find a specific emoji.

Note: To use the emoji picker, you must have Windows Version 1809 or later.

Access your email while on the go

Enjoy the same, great email experience of the Windows Mail app on your iPhone or Android phone with the free Outlook app. Get Outlook on your phone for free.

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Upgrade to Office 365 Personal and Home

With Office 365, you'll get the latest Office applications for your PC or Mac, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. It also includes 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage and more.

  • Office 365 Personal is great for individuals. 

  • Office 365 Home is great for families and is the best value. Each of the 5 users can download the Office applications and get 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage. 

If you missed them, here are other popular features released in recent months

  • Take notes on pictures or add a drawing using a pen or your finger.

  • Make your calendar whatever color you like. Choose from hundreds of custom calendar colors by selecting from the context menu in Calendar.

  • Quickly find anything in the calendar app by using search across all your appointments, reminders, and other calendar items.

  • Unsubscribe from mailing lists easily by right clicking on the message and choosing "unsubscribe" from the context menu.

  • When you receive a new email message with images attached or inserted into the message body, you'll see a preview in the message list (in Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts only).

    Sort your message list by sender name for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts by selecting the appropriate filter in the drop-down menu for the message list.

    Search results are now grouped by conversation, making it easier to find what you're looking for.

  • Sender photos added to the message list.

  • Create monthly and yearly recurring events in Non-Gregorian calendars.

  • Week agenda view added to Calendar.

  • Get helpful search suggestions for your Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts.

  • Open email messages in a new window

  • Use Quick Actions directly from new email notifications

  • Get someone’s attention with @mentions. Type the @ symbol anywhere in the body of your email and start typing to pick the person you want to address

  • Browse and select contacts from the Windows people picker when addressing email

  • Switch to the People app from Mail and Calendar

  • Download and save all attachments in an email at once

  • Send email from Outlook.com aliases

  • Add and delete folders

  • Open and save Calendar .ics attachments in email

  • See multiple upcoming events on the wide Calendar live tile

  • Drag and drop calendar events to reschedule them (PC only)

  • Use Mail and Calendar on HoloLens

  • View .eml attachments and save messages in .eml format

  • Print a day, multi-day, week, and month views of your Calendar

  • Drag and drop attachments into your email messages

  • Turn off the message preview text in the message list

  • Get rid of junk email with right-click Move to Junk

  • Let others know "I'll be late" directly from meeting notifications

  • View your calendar in month view on mobile devices

  • Link inboxes to view all of your mail in one place

  • Select and interact with many messages at once by using Select All and Shift+Select

  • Right-click to empty deleted items and junk email folders

Do you have questions about Mail and Calendar? See the Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 FAQ.

Need help? Contact Microsoft support to talk with someone directly.

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