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Windows 8 Mail and Microsoft Account sign up

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    Windows 8 Mail and Microsoft Account sign up


    I am getting a Windows 8 tablet and want to set up Gmail on the Windows 8 mail app. I don't have a Microsoft account.

    Should I sign up for a MS account using a Hotmail address, or using my Gmail address? Could someone tell me the advantage in using a Hotmail address in order to access my Gmail. What are the pros & cons?

    I'd like to be able to view/send email but not download it onto my tablet, as I use Live Mail on my main PC and want all my downloaded email on that computer.

    Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by teataster; 01 Aug 2013 at 12:25.

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    AFAIK the only way to view/send email without downloading it, is through a browser...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teataster View Post
    I am getting a Windows 8 tablet and want to set up Gmail on the Windows 8 mail app. I don't have a Microsoft account.

    Should I sign up for a MS account using a Hotmail address, or using my Gmail address? Could someone tell me the advantage in using a Hotmail address in order to access my Gmail. What are the pros & cons?


    I'd like to be able to view/send email but not download it onto my tablet, as I use Live Mail on my main PC and want all my downloaded email on that computer.

    Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
    Stick with you gmail address, you will have less problems, otherwise you will wind up with 2 accounts
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    Thanks for your comments guys. I'll stick with Gmail to sign up to a MS account.

    Cheers!
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Windows 8 Mail and Microsoft Account sign up
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