Windows 10: Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10

Discus and support Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10 in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; [ATTACH]When you try to Add an account in the Mail app in Windows 11/10, you may receive Error 0x80070490. This can happen when adding a Gmail,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by WinClub, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. WinClub New Member

    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10


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    When you try to Add an account in the Mail app in Windows 11/10, you may receive Error 0x80070490. This can happen when adding a Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, or any other email service provider. In this post, we will show how to fix error 0x80070490 on Windows 10. This error comes with an error message […]

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    WinClub, Jul 18, 2021
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  2. stevehero Win User

    error 0x8007042b when adding a Yahoo Mail account to MS Mail App

    I went this route and added passwords for yahoo mail. I might try this method above to get gmail to buck up! *Tongue

    @Bastet, this is probably what you were referring to the whole time.


    YAHOO MAIL FIX
    2FA needs to be enabled which it already was and just follow these steps below.

    1. In yahoo mails account security, click on manage app passwords.

    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10 [​IMG]


    2. After selecting other app and entering the new app name in the text box

    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10 [​IMG]


    3. Now, in Windows 10 mail app, add this type of account.

    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10 [​IMG]


    4. In Windows 10 mail app, enter your details and the password generated by step 2.

    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10 [​IMG]


    Fully functional mail app again.



    GMAIL FIX

    Now similar steps to setting up Gmail. Here I'll only go through the Gmail steps as Windows Mail App setup is the exact same.

    Follow this jpeg below, all steps are merged as there's a 5 attachment limit.


    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10 [​IMG]


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    I've edited it to show the solution for Gmail also.
     
    stevehero, Jul 18, 2021
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  3. Bastet Win User
    error 0x8007042b when adding a Yahoo Mail account to MS Mail App

    Yes, once 2-factor authentication is enabled you should then create the app specific password & enter it instead of the account password.
     
    Bastet, Jul 18, 2021
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  4. jmatt Win User

    Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10

    jmatt, Jul 18, 2021
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Fix Error 0x80070490 when trying to add an account to Mail app in Windows 11/10

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