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Keeps Prompting to create Microsoft Account

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Keeps Prompting to create Microsoft Account


    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!!
    See screen shots if needed, thank you for your help all!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails mail 1st.JPG   Switch to microsoft account on this pc 2nd.JPG   3rd SS.JPG  

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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 Mail App - Remove an Account in Windows 8.1
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2014 at 18:19. Reason: updated link
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Keeps Prompting to create Microsoft Account
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