If you recently installed an update for Windows 10 and noticed that there is now an envelope icon at the bottom of the screen, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. That icon is for the Windows 10 mail app, which you can configure to show email messages from your accounts.
However, you might already be using a program to manage your email, or you may prefer to read your emails in a Web browser. Fortunately it is possible to remove this icon from the taskbar so that you don’t need to see it whenever the Windows 10 taskbar is visible.
How to Get Rid of the Envelope at the Bottom of the Screen in Windows 10
The steps in this guide were performed on a computer using the Windows 10 operating system. The icon in question appears after certain Windows updates when you have configured a Microsoft account as your Windows login. For example, I use a Hotmail account to log into my Windows 10 computer. The Mail icon was not there before an update, but appeared after it.
Step 1: Locate the Mail envelope icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Right-click on the icon, then select the Unpin from taskbar option.
Note that you can use this same method to remove other unwanted taskbar icons as well.
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