Where is the Mail Icon in the Control Panel?

By: standss , Mar 21st, 2011

A friend of mine upgraded his PC from Windows XP to Windows 7 recently and was not able to find the Mail icon in the Control Panel as he wanted to make some changes to his Outlook mail profile. It occured to me that there would be other people who maybe facing a similar situation so I thought to do a small post on this.

The exact location of the Mail icon depends on your version of Windows and your layout settings of the Control Panel.

If your Control Panel is in the Classic layout, you should see the Mail icon directly in the list of icons.

For a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, the icon would be listed in the “View 32-bit Control Panel Items” section.

If your Control Panel is in Category View you can find the Mail icon in:

Windows XP: User Accounts
Windows Vista: User Accounts
Windows Vista 64-bit: Additional Options-> View 32-bit Control Panel Items
Windows 7: User Accounts and Family Safety

For Windows Vista and previous, if you have Outlook pinned to the top of your Start Menu there is a much easier way to find it:

Click the Start icon > right click on the Outlook icon >click Properties

Mail Setup Box

In Windows 7 and Windows Vista (32-bit only), there is also a quick way of finding it by typing “Mail” in the search box in the right top corner of the Control Panel.

Let us know if this post is helpful or not by leaving a comment.

One Reply to “Where is the Mail Icon in the Control Panel?”

  1. Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the challenges.

    It was truly informative. Your site is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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