No Mail icon in Control Panel

I’m trying to make a change to my Mail Profile and I was advised to go to Control Panel-> Mail. However, when I go to Control Panel, there is no Mail icon.

Where exactly is it located?

Mail Applet buttonThe Mail icon to manage your Outlook Mail Profile may sometimes be hard to find indeed, especially on Windows 10.

When you are using Windows 10, make sure you open “Control Panel” and not “Settings”. When you open the Start Menu, simply type “Control Panel” to find it.

Another reason why you may not be able to find it is when you’ve installed Office or Outlook via the Windows Store. In that case, there is no Mail applet added to Control Panel.

Luckily, there are 2 additional easy methods to open the dialog to manage your Outlook Mail Profiles.

Mail Setup dialog of Outlook
The Mail Setup dialog allows you to manage or reset your Outlook email configuration outside of Outlook.

Note: For instructions about managing your accounts and recreating your mail profile via the Mail applet see; Adding/Recreating a Mail Profile.

Method 1: Control Panel

Control Panel buttonIf your Control Panel is in the classic icon layout, you should see the Mail applet directly in the list of icons.

If your Control Panel is set to “View by: Category” you can find the Mail applet in;

  • Windows 7: User Accounts and Family Safety
  • Windows 8: User Accounts and Family Safety
  • Windows 10: User Accounts

You can also quickly find it by typing “mail” in the search box in the right top corner of Control Panel.

Mail applet in Control Panel
Mail applet of Outlook 2016 in the Control Panel of Windows 10.

Method 2: Manage Profiles from within Outlook

Manage Profiles buttonWhen you are using Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 or Office 365, then you can also open the Mail Setup dialog via;

  • File-> section: Info-> button: Account Settings-> Manage Profiles

Opening the Mail Setup dialog from within Outlook.
Opening the Mail Setup dialog from within Outlook.

Method 3: Command line switch

Command Line Switches buttonWhen you are using Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 or Office 365 (version 1806 or later), then you can also open the Mail Setup dialog with the /managemailprofiles switch.

  • Start-> type; outlook.exe /manageprofiles

Opening the Mail Setup dialog from the Start Menu with a command line switch.
Opening the Mail Setup dialog from the Start Menu with a command line switch.

Note 1: There is a space in the command after outlook.exe.

Note 2: For an overview of the available command line switches and more details on how to use them see the guide; Command line switches for Outlook.

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