Fix Mail and Calendar App Not Working on Windows 10

A lot of people use the Mail and Calendar app on Windows 10 in their daily workflow to boost productivity. Now, it could be really problematic if your Mail and Calendar app isn’t working. Not only it causes problems with your workflow but you also can’t access your mail. 

Well, it is not a very serious issue. In this article, you will find some simple methods to fix the Mail and Calendar app problems in Windows 10.

There could be the following issues-

  1. Unable to open the app.
  2. The app is crashing.
  3. Mail & Calender app frozen.
  4. Unable to sync mails from the server.
  5. Can’t send or receive emails.

There could be different problems with your Mail app, here are some easy ways to fix them.

1. Update the Mail and Calendar App

This is the very first fix that you should apply right away. Updating the app to the latest version seems to fix the issue for a lot of users. And I suggest that you should try the same. 

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “Microsoft Store” and hit enter. 

Microsoft Store

2: Now in the search bar, type “Mail and Calendar” and hit enter. 

3: Click on the Mail and Calendar app. 

4: Finally click on the ‘Get’ button. Let the update be complete. 

Mail and Calendar App not working

Once the update is complete, exit the Microsoft Store and restart your computer. This should fix the issue for you. 

2. Change Your Privacy Settings

If certain permissions are denied from the Privacy Settings then Mail & Calendar app may not work.

1: Go to the Windows Search bar, type “Settings” and hit enter. 

2: Click on the ‘Privacy’ option.

privacy option in Windows 10

3: From the left menu, navigate down and click on ‘Calendar’. 

4: Turn on the toggle for the Mail and Calendar app under the ‘Choose which apps can access your calendar’ option. 

Mail and Calendar App

That’s it! Now restart your computer and this issue should be gone. 

3. Reset Windows Store Cache

To load apps faster Windows 10 loads them from the cache, if the cache has broken files then you can simply reset the Windows Store cache to fix the problem.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

1: Press the “Windows+R” keys to open the Run dialog box. 

2: Now type “wsreset.exe” and hit enter. 

3: Let the command execute and this will reset your Windows Store cache. 

After you have completed this, restart your computer and the issue shall be solved now. 

4. Run The Troubleshooter 

If the above methods are not working then, it is time to run the Troubleshooter. Here is how you can do it:

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “Settings” and hit enter. 

2: Click on ‘Update & Security

update and security

3: From the left side menu, click on ‘Troubleshoot’. Now, click on ‘Additional troubleshooters’. 

Troubleshooter Windows 10

4: Navigate all the way down and then click on ‘Windows Store Apps’.

5: Finally, click on the ‘Run the troubleshooter option. 

Mail and Calendar App not working

Now let the Troubleshooter run, it will find any possible problems. If there are any, you will be asked to grant permission to resolve them. You can fix the problems and you will be all good. 

5. Reset the Mail App

This is one of the last steps that you can try to fix if the Mail and Calendar app not working on your computer. Resetting the Mail app will log you out of your account.

Here is how you can do it:

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “Settings” and hit enter. 

2: Click on ‘Apps’. 

3: Now you will be in the ‘Apps & features’ menu. 

windows 10 apps

4: Navigate down and click on the Mail and Calendar app.

5: Click on ‘Advanced options

Mail and Calendar App advanced options

6: Navigate down and click on the ‘Reset’ option. 

reset Mail and Calendar App

Confirm to Reset the Mail and Calendar app and you have to login or import your accounts again, let it sync and then you are good to go.

6. Reinstall The Mail App

If nothing worked then this is one of the last options that you can try. Firstly you have to uninstall the Mail and Calendar app from your computer. There are two ways of doing it, the typical way is:

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “Settings” and hit enter. 

2: Click on ‘Apps’. 

3: Now you will be in the ‘Apps & features’ menu. 

4: Navigate down and click on the ‘Mail and Calendar’ app.

5: Now click on the ‘Uninstall’ option.

uninstall Mail and Calendar windows 10

Confirm the uninstallation. 

Additionally, you can also use the PowerShell utility to uninstall the Mail and Calendar app:

1: Go to the Windows Search Bar, type “PowerShell” and right-click to Run as administrator

2: In the PowerShell window, type the following command and hit enter: (You can copy-paste the command)

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage

3: Now exit the PowerShell window and restart your computer. 

4. Once you have uninstalled the Mail and Calendar app from your computer, you can download the app back again from the Microsoft Store

Or you can run this PowerShell command to re-install the mail and calendar app.

Get-AppXPackage *communicationsapps* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This should re-register the app.

Closing Phrase 

Mail and calendar app may stop working due to different reasons, you can find and fix the problem. If you are unsure, apply all the mentioned methods one by one and this should fix the Mail and Calendar app issue on Windows 10.

I hope this guide helps you to fix the issue. In case of any difficulty, feel free to reach out to us. 

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