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The Mail and Calendar applications that come with Windows 10 are designed to make your life more efficient.

Most adults who use computers are now using email. You can always get access to your email by heading to the nearest web browser, opening it, and then heading to the website of the company whose mail you are a subscriber. For instance, if you’ve got an Outlook email then you can head to Outlook and sign it to see your emails from there (the same goes for Yahoo and all other companies).

The Calendar app is useful in much the same way: you don’t have to head to a website to check out what’s coming up in your life, and you can even get notifications coming in directly to your desktop when an event that is marked in your Calendar has come around. For example, if a friend’s birthday is marked on your Calendar, then you will get a notification when that date comes around without having opened the Mail app.

Where the Calendar app still has some work to do—it’s difficult to work out how to remove occasions from the calendar if you don’t want them seen—the Mail app really shines: it’s not only quicker to get to your emails directly from the Start menu, but the features you get are top-notch, too.

The following tutorial demonstrates how to change the names of the email accounts (which are by default usually just the names of the companies that you’re signed up to—when you view them from the Mail app’s flyout menu.

Example of an account name in the Mail application:

How to Rename Account in Windows 10 Mail App

Here is how you can rename an account from the default Mail app that comes with all versions of the Windows 10 operating system:

1. Open the Mail app, click on the Settings gear cog icon and then click on the Manage accounts link from the flyout. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

2. Click on the email account that you want to change the name of. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

3. Under the Account name heading, delete the old name and type in the new one that you want to have and then click on the Save button when you’re finished. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

That’s all.

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