Windows Mail App Error 0x80070490 We Couldn’t Find Your Settings

Most of us know that using the Mail app we can add multiple email accounts like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc. But when you open the Windows Mail app and try to add your email account, are you facing the issue saying “Something went wrong. We couldn’t find your settings. Error code: 0x80070490″ ? Find the solution for the error in this article. Here we have listed a few methods which will help you to get rid of the issue.


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Method 1: Update The Mail and Calendar App In Microsoft Store

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type ms-windows-store: in the run prompt and then hit enter

 

Windows Store

 

Step 3:  Search Mail and calendar in the search box

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Step 4: -Now, click on Mail and Calendar to opem its details

Step 5:  Now, Look at the right and try to find Update button there . If there is an update button , Just click on it to Update it.

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Step 5: It will take a few minutes to download and install the updates. Once done, open the Mail app then try to log in and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 2: Enable Allow Apps To Access Email

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together.

Step 2: Click on Privacy 

 

Privacy

 

Step 3: On the left side, scroll down under App permissions and find for Email

 

Mail

 

Step 4: Enable the option “Allow apps to access your email” by clicking on the toggle bar

 

Allow Access


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Step 5: Under Choose which apps can access your email enable Mail and calendar option by clicking on the toggle bar beside it

 

Mail Calendar

 

Step 6: Now restart the computer. Open the mail app and add your email account then log in the mail app. Check if the issue is solved.

Method 3: Set Up The Email Account In Calendar App And Then Mail App

 


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Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type shell:appsfolder and hit enter

 

Apps

 

Step 3: This will open the applications window in file explorer where all your applications will be listed. Find Calendar and double click on it to open it.

 

Calendar

 

Step 4:On the left side at the bottom, click on the gear icon to open the settings.

 

Gear Icon

 

Step 5: On the right you can find Settings pop out list, click on Manage accounts

 

Manage Accounts

 

Step 6: Then click on Add account

 

Add Account

 

Step 7: Select the type of account you want to add and click on it. Example, Google account, Yahoo account etc.

Step 8: Follow the on-screen instructions to add your account in the calendar app

Step 9: It will take a few minutes to sync the calendar data.

Step 10: Again go to the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type shell:appsfolder and hit enter

 

Apps

 

Step 11: In the opened window search for Mail and double click on it to open.

 

Mail App

Step 12: Click on Add account

 

Add Account Mail

 

Step 13: Select the type of account you want to add and click on it. Example, Google account, Yahoo account etc.

Step 14: Follow the on-screen instructions to add your account in the mail app.

Step 15: Wait for few minutes to sync. Once done, restart the system and log in to the mail app to check if there is no error.

Method 4: Reset The Mail and Calendar App

 

Step 1: Open Windows settings using Windows + I keys together and click on Apps

 

Apps Settings

 

Step 2: From the left click on Apps & features

 

Apps Features

 

Step 3: On the right, scroll down and find for Mail and Calendar app and select it. Click on Advanced options

 

Advanced Options

 

Step 4: Scroll down and click on Reset button

 

Reset

 

Step 5: Once reset is done, open the mail app, if it asks for email account add it and check if the issue is solved.

Method 5: Run The SFC And DISM Commands

 

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt in administrator mode, to do this in type cmd in the windows search bar, hold Ctrl and Shift keys together and then hit enter.

Step 2: A user account control window will open click on yes

Step 3: Copy the below commands one by one and paste in the command prompt. Then hit enter to execute them.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

 

Dism

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

 

Dism Scan

 

Step 4: Once when the execution is done, copy the below sfc command and paste it in the command prompt. Hit enter to execute it

sfc /scannow

 

Scan

 

Step 5: It will take a few minutes to scan the system files and once done restart your system. Check if the issue is solved.

Method 6: Uninstall and Re-install The Mail And Calendar App

 

Step 1: Open Windows settings using Windows + I keys together and click on Apps


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Apps Settings

 

Step 2: From the left click on Apps & features

 

Apps Features

 

Step 3: On the right, find for Mail and Calendar app and select it. Click on Uninstall to uninstall the mail and calendar app

 

Uninstall

 

Step 4: To re-install the app, open the Microsoft Store, in the search bar at the top, type Mail and Calendar app.

 

Mail Calendar App

 

Step 5: Then hit enter. Once the mail app is listed, click on the Get button to download and install it.

or you can remove the app using PowerShell

Uninstall the Mail app using PowerShell

Step 1: Open the PowerShell in administrator mode. To do this type PowerShell in the windows search bar. Hold Ctrl + Shift keys together and hit enter

Step 2: Copy the below command and paste it in the PowerShell window and hit enter. This will uninstall the Mail and Calendar app.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage

 

Remove App

 

Step 3: To re-install it, follow the above Step 4 and Step 5

Step 4: Once installed, open the Mail app and add the email account and check if the issue is solved.

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful and let us know which of the above method you tried to make solve the issue. Thank you!!

 

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