Deleting an Email Account on the Windows Phone 7

I don’t think that it is completely obvious how to delete an email account on the Windows Phone 7, so I am writing this quick blog post to describe how to do it.

  1. Click on the Windows button to get to the start screen (with the tiles)
  2. Swipe right to get to the applications list
  3. Swipe down until you find the settings icon.
  4. Tap on Settings to enter settings.
  5. Choose email & accounts
  6. Find the email account that you want to delete.
  7. Press down on the email account you want to delete until the secondary menu appears.
  8. There will be an option to delete, tap it.



  1. Thanks - brand new phone (1 hour old) and I didn't know about holding down the key. I guess that's the context menu, equivalent of right-mouse click.

  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH! was about to throw my phone out the window!

  3. i tried this but when i hold the account there only comes synchronise not delete i make me freaking angry!

  4. Thanks this really helped me out. I have a question though the email i used when i first set up the phone is different to my xbox live email. How can i get the account on my xbox onto my phone??


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