Windows 10 Mail App Gets TLS Support

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Home » News » Windows 10 Mail App Gets TLS Support

Microsoft finally decided to update its built-in Mail app, nearly three years upon its introduction in Windows 8. The new update brings TLS support to Windows 10 Mail app.
mail app wind8apps
Since the support of SSL proved to be insecure, a lot of email services are dropping the support for this protocol, and this could cause some issues for users who are connecting to their email service through Windows’ Mail app. But Microsoft is aware of this problem, so it announced that its Mail app will now support TLS protocol. Integration of TLS will increase the security of your emails and personal info in Mail app even more.

According to some reports, users could still have problems using the Mail app even after the update is applied, because the application will first try to establish a connection with SSL, even after you manually change the ports. But Microsoft also provided an option to completely disable SSL protocol for incoming emails.

You can disable SSL, by disabling “Require SSL for incoming email,” under Advanced settings of Mail app. After you apply this action, your Mail app will neglect the SSL behavior on port 993 and 143, and you’ll be able to receive emails directly through the TLS protocol.

However, this change still hasn’t been documented by Microsoft, so we don’t know when or if users of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will get their Mail app to support TLS. But it’s good to know that Windows 10 will provide even more secure way to send, receive and manage your emails through Microsoft’s Mail Universal app.

Microsoft is putting a lot of efforts to make Windows 10 as safe as possible, and this applies to both the operating system, and its built-in apps.

Read Also: Mozilla’s Firefox Browsing for Windows 10 is Coming Soon


Next up

When is Morhau getting female characters?

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
Less than a 1 minute read

Morhau is one of the most popular games at the moment. It grabbed the attention of gamers soon after its release. But many gamers feel […]

Continue Reading

Gears 5 fans request random character selection in multiplayer

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

The Coalition is currently developing the highly anticipated video game Gears 5. This game will be released for Xbox One and Windows users later this year.  […]

Continue Reading

How to fix Clock interrupt was not received [FULL GUIDE]

Emmanuel Johnson avatar. By: Emmanuel Johnson
3 minute read

Blue Screen of Death errors can be quite problematic, and speaking of these errors, many users reported Clock interrupt was not received error on their […]

Continue Reading