Windows 10: Cannot 'Add Account' in Windows 10 Inbox and Calendar App Error Code 0x80070490 pops up

Discus and support Cannot 'Add Account' in Windows 10 Inbox and Calendar App Error Code 0x80070490 pops up in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Every time I try to add my Google account to the Inbox or Calendar app Error Code 0x80070490 pops up.I have also enabled IMAP Access in my Gmail but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kunal Sharma 011, May 4, 2021.

  1. Cannot 'Add Account' in Windows 10 Inbox and Calendar App Error Code 0x80070490 pops up


    Every time I try to add my Google account to the Inbox or Calendar app Error Code 0x80070490 pops up.I have also enabled IMAP Access in my Gmail but the problem persists.

    :)
     
    Kunal Sharma 011, May 4, 2021
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  2. Mark Isi Win User

    error code 0x80070490

    Hi Krishna,

    This error code 0x80070490 is mainly related to Windows update. To verify some information, kindly provide answer to the following questions:

    • When did you first encounter this software issue?
    • Are you still on the process of updating when this error code appears?
    • What is your Windows operating system's current build version?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far, besides Windows update troubleshooter?
    Please advise so we could further assess on this issue. we'll keep an eye out to your response.
     
    Mark Isi, May 4, 2021
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  3. s427 Win User
    Google account (mail / calendar) not syncing in Windows 10

    I'm having a problem with the default Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10. For a while I was able to sync my Google account emails (Gmail) and calendar in those apps, but about a week ago, it has stopped working: the calendar is empty (no events, and no calendars listed), and the emails that were already synced are still there, but syncing doesn't bring any new email.

    I tried deleting my Google account from the mail (or calendar) app, by going to "settings -> accounts", and then re-creating the account. I did that three times. Each time I was able to complete the following steps:

    1. enter my Gmail address,
    2. then my Google account password,
    3. then the confirmation code sent by SMS,
    4. and finally got to the screen "Windows would like to..." (permissions listing), on which I clicked "Accept" (obviously).

    The first time, I then got a Windows message "Something went wrong", followed by an error code (I didn't write it down).

    The second time, I didn't get this error message, so it looked like the account was successfully created (it appeared in my accounts list in the settings of those apps), but nothing was synced: both apps (mail / calendar) remained empty. (I tried syncing manually by clicking the sync button in the mail app: still nothing, even though the app confirmed that it was "up to date".)

    For my third attempt, I had found this question, so I went and created an "app password" in my Google account, specifically for those apps. But when I got to the password screen (step 2 described above) and entered this app password instead of my regular account password, I got an error message (from Google) asking me to enter my account password and not an app password. So I did that, and that got me exactly the same result as my second attempt (account created but nothing synced).

    I also tried both answers given on the same question (first via "settings > accounts > add account > Other account", and second via "settings > accounts > add account > Advanced setup"), but none of them worked for me (again, account created but nothing synced).

    Has anyone experienced the same problems? How can I make this work?

    UPDATE: a few months back (early October 2015) I received an email from Microsoft inviting me to "reconnect to Google" (that was the title of the email). I ignored it for a while, but recently followed the steps in this email and now everything seems to be working fine. So I'm guessing that MS somehow fixed whatever bug it was.
     
    s427, May 4, 2021
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  4. ckristi Win User

    Cannot 'Add Account' in Windows 10 Inbox and Calendar App Error Code 0x80070490 pops up

    Error code 0x80070490 when reinstalling windows 10 mail

    After finally getting Windows 10 Mail and Calendar to work (for a few months at least), it stopped working again earlier this week. It wouldn't even open! After over 2 hours with Microsoft support their solution was to create a new user and copy all my
    files over. This is something I'd rather not do (just as a last resort). When I had problems originally last summer (when first upgrading to Windows 10) the solution that worked for me was to uninstall the Mail and Calendar app & then reinstall it. So I
    tried again. I uninstalled the app (using commands from within the Powershell as administrator), rebooted, then tried to install the app again from the app store. It downloaded and started installing then stopped just before finishing with an error code
    0x80070490. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

    Update: I have since tried to install another app...same error message. I have done all the suggested steps to repair this error code, but still can't install any apps. HELP!!!
     
    ckristi, May 4, 2021
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