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LOST MAIL, CALENDAR, PEOPLE APPS and can't get them

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    By doing that, you will be creating a new Microsoft account to have in addition to your current local account.

    Personally, I would recommend to switch your local account to be a Microsoft account instead. This way you will be able to use the Store and Mail without having to start over with a new account.
    Yes I see. The drawbacks, to me that is, would be having to sign in with a password every time and having all your info out there in "the Cloud" ... whatever that is. I guess in an allegory everyone can see a cloud, just like anyone, whoever?, now can see your info. I should review a comparison of local to MS account. What info would now be out there at a minimum. Just your email? Could you keep other documents, etc locally? I'm thinking out loud here and wondering.

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  2. #12


    Well I just blew away a whole response. I was going to edit it, cancelled, and then somehow erased the original. I had said I guess the drawbacks, in my mind, are the having login each time. And I'm not sure how much more of my info I like out there on the "Cloud" To me a good name for something almost anyone can see now, like a cloud hanging out there. I wanted Outlook.com mainly for the email. I guess that wouldn't be so bad. But then I'd be giving up my contacts, calendar. Does the small print say they can use my contacts? I don't like that idea at all. I basically have been so frustrated not being able to use Outlook from XP. I have tried others, Thunderbird, Pegasus and several others I've been very disappointed with. I guess I just thought that Outlook.com might be good after all and that's all I wanted it for, the email side that is, but you have to have an MS account to use Outlook.com. Which as I said exposes more of your personal info. What to do?
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  3. #13


    Hello, jackdashack. Welcome to EightForums.

    I've subscribed to this thread for solution reasons. If I may interject about the Cloud. I'm very cautious of it myself. My rule is that I never store sensitive personal files there whatsoever. I haven't trusted it that far, anyways.

    When we think about it, have we not been using the Cloud for a while now by using online email clients? We've been trusting them with our emails, which at times contain sensitive information. I trust some too not to sell or pass along my email address. I'm completely confident that MS does not do so, for I've had a Live account since it's introduction. I believe that they have a very secure system also.

    I think hackers could care less about us unless we are millionaires or have info that's worth millions to sell. That's often what they target.

    All I can say is that I've been using my Live account to sign into 8 since June without incident. MS is not in the business to sell anything I have or to peer into my computer at personal files. It's simply never going to happen.

    Do what you may, of course, but for me I'm enjoying the experience of 8 with some more extent into the Cloud. I use the Mail, Calendar, and People apps which are basically the same as my Live email accounts I've been using for years.

    Good luck in whatever you decide. Again, welcome.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackdashack View Post

    Yes I see. The drawbacks, to me that is, would be having to sign in with a password every time.....
    You could set Windows to sign in to your user account automatically at startup if you wish to avoid that.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jackdashack View Post

    Yes I see. The drawbacks, to me that is, would be having to sign in with a password every time.....
    You could set Windows to sign in to your user account automatically at startup if you wish to avoid that.



    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
    Your info has been greatly helpful all the way through. I appreciate hanging in there with my droning on. I have marked it SOVOLED ass you have given more than enough detail to help me and others move on. Thanks again!
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, jackdashack. Welcome to EightForums.

    I've subscribed to this thread for solution reasons. If I may interject about the Cloud. I'm very cautious of it myself. My rule is that I never store sensitive personal files there whatsoever. I haven't trusted it that far, anyways.

    When we think about it, have we not been using the Cloud for a while now by using online email clients? We've been trusting them with our emails, which at times contain sensitive information. I trust some too not to sell or pass along my email address. I'm completely confident that MS does not do so, for I've had a Live account since it's introduction. I believe that they have a very secure system also.

    I think hackers could care less about us unless we are millionaires or have info that's worth millions to sell. That's often what they target.

    All I can say is that I've been using my Live account to sign into 8 since June without incident. MS is not in the business to sell anything I have or to peer into my computer at personal files. It's simply never going to happen.

    Do what you may, of course, but for me I'm enjoying the experience of 8 with some more extent into the Cloud. I use the Mail, Calendar, and People apps which are basically the same as my Live email accounts I've been using for years.

    Good luck in whatever you decide. Again, welcome.
    Ms. H.Gipsy ... of course you are so right. You have used the same reasoning on me that I have used with folks that have told me over the last decade they won't purchase online. I tell them when they swipe their cards their info is going over the same lines .... right? So your reasoning rings true. I thank you also for this input. Both agents here have been very wise and helpful. jack taa raaa raaa boom dee aaay! ( just had to do that )
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    You're most welcome Jack. I'm glad we could help.
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