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  1. #1


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    mail for other users


    hi, i have windows 8

    my computer set up as me the administrator, and another user account for my kids.
    my problem is, when i log into the kids account, and click the mail app. i can see my hotmail account.

    so basically they have access to my emails. which i don't want to happen.

    how do i stop other users getting access to my email ?

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello vakhal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What Microsoft account did you use to sign in to Windows 8 with for the kids?

    If that Microsoft account uses the same email address for your email account, then that would be why since the Mail app will automatically add and setup that email account by default.

    If this is the case, then you'll need to sign up and create a new Microsoft account with a different email address for the kids instead. Next switch the kids account to be a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account using the new one. If your email account is still in the Mail app afterwards, then you should be able to remove that account for it now.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    i have made another kids account using the local account instead of windows live account.

    thankyou for your help
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    That'll work. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    ok, when i made a local account for the kids, and open the mail app, it wants a microsoft mail account , which they don't have.

    why do they want microsoft mail for setup. if i use one to start with, i can add an additional non microsoft mail.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Since the Mail app uses a Microsoft service, it requires that you sign in with a Microsoft account to be able to use it.

    If you like, you can create a new Microsoft account for the kids to be able to use the Mail app with it. You will also be able to add any other email accounts you want the kids to have access to the Mail app.

    Mail App - Add an Account in Windows 8.1
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    i will have to do that, thankyou so much for your help
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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