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Can I go from a live account to a outlook account?

  1. #21


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    Hello again Kari,

    Sorry you do not understand my concern so let's break it down a bit more:

    the OP quite clearly wants to change his / her live.com email address
    It is agreed that he wants a new email address; yes?

    As keeping the same email address but changing the email client used would not have any impact in XBOX, it's quite clear that's not what OP is asking.
    So, it is confirmed that you also perceived the OP wants a new email address and not a new client; yes?

    In my first post in this thread I mentioned it is possible to do what OP wants but because it can have unwanted consequences (especially regarding XBOX)
    Ok, so we both agree but have simply offered different references. You told him to go to Paul Thurott and I advised him to go to the XBOX Live site.

    In summary, I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish here by questioning my detailed recommendations, and since I have done nothing to discredit you suggestions, I don't understand why you are so interested in picking mine apart. If you have an XBOX system, then maybe you could test it for the OP; however, since he has not identified his specific hardware/software configuration, I can offer nothing more specific but I will tell you that my system works independently of my PC (eg, no hard-wired connection) so, if yours is hard-wired, you may be in a better position to help the OP from here. Sorry you don't understand "my2cents" BTW.
    Last edited by my2cents; 28 Mar 2014 at 08:20.

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  2. #22


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    I'm not interested in "picking yours apart". You commented my answer to Davehc regarding his repeated question if the OP means live.com to outlook.com or Live Mail to Office mail as if you had not understood what I meant, that already the XBOX connection in the original post makes it clear we are talking about mail address domain change instead of mail client change. the question in my post ("Logically thinking, reading the original post and question within, how would changing email client from Windows Live Mail to Office Outlook affect XBOX gaming?") was meant as a rhetorical question to support the general view in this thread that this is not an email client question, which you obviously judging by your response did not understand.

    This is what I meat by not understanding your 2 cents, only because of that I repeated what has been already said here many times, that I know the OP wants to change from a live.com email address to an outlook.com address.

    I have in no way undervalued your input nor criticized you, but simply tried to make my point more clear, in which it seems I have failed. However, I promise you that in the future I try not to clarify myself so that you don't have to feel yourself offended.

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  3. #23


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    When I respionded to davehc, I had no idea about anything you specifically quoted. If you review my response, you will see that your name was never mentioned (in his quote or otherwise):

    Can I go from a live account to a outlook account?

    However, if you feel that I should be diligently tracking everyone's responses (even when unnamed), then I apologize. Also, no need to make any further sidebar comments regarding my particular sensitivity because I'm quite accustomed to the way this forum works. And, although I try to pick and choose which threads might offer a minimal amount of objection to my responses, I was apparently wrong on this one. Moreover, I actually thought I was helping because I am the only person in this thread that appears to be using an XBOX on a regular basis. Anyway, I will yield to your expertise and just apologize.

    Best regards,

    my2cents
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  4. #24


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    I'm unsubscribing this thread now, but before I leave I just want to say this:

    You very clearly quoted me and responded to one of my posts:
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    how would changing email client from Windows Live Mail to Office Outlook affect XBOX gaming?
    Hi Kari,

    That would not affect anything.

    Example being my xbox live account is attached to my live email
    However, I remained focused on the fact that the OP wants to use a single "new" email address for "everything." That means he will have to change his email address in his XBOX live account and, if not done properly, he will essentially wipe out access to everything he paid for. A specific example would be where I created a primary user with an email address of original@gmail.com. Now, once done, I join XBOX Live for $59.99, I download 10 games at $49.99 a piece, I create a specific gametag so others will recognize me online, and I rack up 100,000 achievement points over time. Now, keeping all that in mind, I would not want to risk losing access to all those games by inadvertently deleting my original user (which contains all the permissions and abilities) and accidentally replacing it with a new user having an email address of allbarndnew@gmail.com which would force the OP to sign up at $59.99 again, lose access to all the games he paid for, lose his gametag, and lose all of his achievements (which would be reset to 0). In summary, because he placed so much emphasis on the XBOX example, I can only assume this is his most important concern.

    Best regards,

    my2cents
    This told me that you had not understood my point, the quote "how would changing email client from Windows Live Mail to Office Outlook affect XBOX gaming?" you took from my post was simply a rhetorical question to answer Davehc, to show that we already know what OP means, that because changing the email client have no effect in XBOX gaming we know OP is not talking about that.

    When you then write "Hi Kari, that would not affect anything .... ... However, ...", that clearly shows you had missed my point. I have very clearly agreed with everyone here, that the address change can be made but especially regarding an XBOX account there can be consequences which should be taken into consideration.

    That, and only that, is your only "two cents" I did not understand. You took a rhetorical question of mine, made to emphasize my point to be a real question which needed an answer.

    I have no time for these word games. I repeat: I know you have had right all the time. I think exactly as you. You clearly misunderstood something in one of my posts causing me to try to clarify what I mean.

    I am very sorry to say this but I do not want to take part in these games. You went now to my ignore list so any further response to this or any other subject goes unnoticed by me.

    Kari
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    OK Kari, then I guess you won't see my second apology. Unfortunately, I did not go back and read all of your contributions and you apparently expect one to do so. Moreover, I responded on a segmented basis (at one point) just to try and clarify that I did not disagree with anything you said; however, since I do not have a photographic memory and/or I failed to read one of your specific responses, you went on a mini rant about same. Now, I'm not sure if you have accomplished your goal by making a third undermining comment (eg, you're now on my ignore list) but if it makes you feel better then good for you!
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  6. #26


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    No, I was just bluffing to end a IMO pointless semantic game. It takes more to land on my ignore list, my 5 years at Seven Forums and here have produced an ignore list of 5 members at SF and 3 members here at EF.

    I think we see this matter quite similarly. The reason I posted the link to the Thurrot's article in my first post was exactly because this XBOX live account can have unwanted consequences when the Microsoft email domain is changed, from live.com or msn.com or hotmail.com to outlook.com.
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  7. #27


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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you.
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  8. #28


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Hello everyone,
    Sorry I haven't been on as I have been super busy between school and work, lets forget about me doing this for email needs but just wanting to use a outlook.com instead of live.com for my Microsoft account. My microsoft account is currently "live.com" email and I was hoping to move it to a "outlook.com". My concern with the "live.com" Microsoft account is I use that email to log into my computer, xbox gold subscription attached, xbox music attached and all my contacts sync to that email from my phone. I do not want to create a new email but take my existing "live.com" email and move it to an "outlook.com" while keeping the integrity of all my accounts attached, and I am not talking about getting emails from those products but all that stuff I listed is link to my Microsoft account which is me "live.com" email address. Am I still confusing everyone? I am not trying to.
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  9. #29


    Thanks for posting. As you can see things got busy here.

    I for one was confused whether it was Outlook.com or Outlook app.

    I should think that the alias that Kari posted should work, but although I sign into my PC with my Live account and have an Xbox profile I don't have an Xbox console. I would advise to see what others post first before making changes.
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  10. #30


    See post #11. If you don't get any joy with that, try my suggestion of redirecting through the messages.

    Thanks for the explanation. Whatever the feedback, I was still uncertain up to your post.
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