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Mail, Calender & People apps refuse to sync with Windows Live Account

  1. #1


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit

    Mail, Calender & People apps refuse to sync with Windows Live Account


    My Windows Live account refuses to synch with my Mail, Calender & People apps in Metro using Release Preview. I keep getting an error message stating that my xxxxx@msn.com account is not available. My Facebook, Twitter, Linked In & Google Mail accounts synch without a hitch. My Windows Live account synchs no problem on my Windows Phone, which has Mango installed. I can also access my Windows Live account on my browsers [IE, Opera, Firefox]. Why will it not synch in Windows 8 when it previously did?

    Removing the account completely and signing in to the app again does not solve the problem. It makes no difference if I log in using either my Windows Live account or my local account to sign in to Windows 8.

    Here's the message I get in top left hand corner of my screen. It says, "xxxx@msn.com is not available".

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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    This problem seems to have sorted itself out. A problem with the MS servers in my region? Possibly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Mail, Calender & People apps refuse to sync with Windows Live Account
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