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Solved Keeps Prompting to create Microsoft Account


cowlag

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When checking Windows Email it keeps prompting me to create a Microsoft Account, I don't want to create a Microsoft Account... I can hit next then cancel and get around it but it's extremely annoying to have to do that every time I check my email!!
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Hello Cowlag, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, all modern apps (ex: Mail app) that use a Microsoft service require that you be signed in with a Microsoft account to be able use them.

If you like, you could either use a 3rd party email client program (ex: Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc...), or sign in to your email account online in your web browser. This way you could still sign in to Windows 8 with a local account.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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cowlag

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Hello Cowlag, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, all modern apps (ex: Mail app) that use a Microsoft service require that you be signed in with a Microsoft account to be able use them.

If you like, you could either use a 3rd party email client program (ex: Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc...), or sign in to your email account online in your web browser. This way you could still sign in to Windows 8 with a local account.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
Found a way just to remove the stupid Mail App accounts all together... sad can't use it without it making me create a Microsoft Account... here's the link if anyone else had this problem http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/38287-mail-app-remove-account-windows-8-1-a.html
 
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