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Hotmail Address - Delete

  1. #1


    Earl Partridge Guest

    Hotmail Address - Delete

    When I first started using Live Mail, I was presented something that I
    misunderstood,
    thinking I had to create a Hotmail email address in order to use Live Mail.
    Now, when
    I log in to Live Mail I am prompted to sign in with that Hotmail account. I
    hit Cancel and
    proceed with no problem. I have gone to some Hotmail sites and thought I
    had deleted
    that account, but Live Mail still asks for a sign in.

    Maybe the question should be, how to disable Live Mail's sign in prompt???

    Earl


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  2. #2


    Dave Guest

    Re: Hotmail Address - Delete

    Tools - Options - Connection
    Stop Signing In


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    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    "Earl Partridge" <earlp@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:eV7oXIPqKHA.4220@newsgroup

    > When I first started using Live Mail, I was presented something that I
    > misunderstood,
    > thinking I had to create a Hotmail email address in order to use Live
    > Mail. Now, when
    > I log in to Live Mail I am prompted to sign in with that Hotmail account.
    > I hit Cancel and
    > proceed with no problem. I have gone to some Hotmail sites and thought I
    > had deleted
    > that account, but Live Mail still asks for a sign in.
    >
    > Maybe the question should be, how to disable Live Mail's sign in prompt???
    >
    > Earl

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Hotmail Address - Delete

    Did you actually create a Hotmail address ? (all Hotmail accounts are Live ID's)
    You can see if you did by attempting to logon at account.live.com

    If you did and don't wish to keep it..
    a. It will automatically go inactive after 270 days or after the first 10 days if not used(a logon in WLM would negate the 10 day
    option). After one year it will be deleted. From day 271 to 365...the username will be reserved for your use to reactivate the
    account. It could be up to two years(one year after the 365th day deletion that the same username is available to create a new
    account)

    or
    b. To push the process a bit..
    1. Close A Hotmail account
    http://mail.live.com/default.aspx?rr...&wa=wsignin1.0
    - login with the username/pw, then click close

    2. Cancel a Live ID
    Go to account.live.com to cancel the Live ID
    cf. http://windowslivehelp.com/community...654.aspx#51654

    Note: if pursuing 1 and 2, 1 must be done before 2 or the process will fail.



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    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Earl Partridge" <earlp@newsgroup> wrote in message news:eV7oXIPqKHA.4220@newsgroup

    > When I first started using Live Mail, I was presented something that I misunderstood,
    > thinking I had to create a Hotmail email address in order to use Live Mail. Now, when
    > I log in to Live Mail I am prompted to sign in with that Hotmail account. I hit Cancel and
    > proceed with no problem. I have gone to some Hotmail sites and thought I had deleted
    > that account, but Live Mail still asks for a sign in.
    >
    > Maybe the question should be, how to disable Live Mail's sign in prompt???
    >
    > Earl

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: Hotmail Address - Delete

    Alt + T will open Tools if the File Menu is not showing.
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    Ron Sommer at the keyboard

    "Dave" <Dave@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:uCYGkKPqKHA.6064@newsgroup

    > Tools - Options - Connection
    > Stop Signing In
    >
    >
    > --
    > Dave N.
    > MS-MVP (Mail)
    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > http://download.live.com/wlmail
    >
    > "Earl Partridge" <earlp@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:eV7oXIPqKHA.4220@newsgroup

    >> When I first started using Live Mail, I was presented something that I
    >> misunderstood,
    >> thinking I had to create a Hotmail email address in order to use Live
    >> Mail. Now, when
    >> I log in to Live Mail I am prompted to sign in with that Hotmail account.
    >> I hit Cancel and
    >> proceed with no problem. I have gone to some Hotmail sites and thought I
    >> had deleted
    >> that account, but Live Mail still asks for a sign in.
    >>
    >> Maybe the question should be, how to disable Live Mail's sign in
    >> prompt???
    >>
    >> Earl
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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