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    security code text email


    When I try to sign on to my Windows 8.1 Microsoft user account, I am asked my user name and email address, which I supply, then I am supposed to get a email with a text code on it, however I am not getting the emails. I was signed on to it and signed out to return to a local account. Thanks

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    Hi there. Not sure what you're trying to accomplish with the text code. I'm assuming you can retrieve emails in the local account?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro


    The problems has been Solved. Thanks
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    I too had that problem with windows mail, even though I have had my Win Mail account for a long time, in the end I binned it and now just use gmail.
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    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro


    For some reason, my regular email address would not work, so I set up an alternate, which did work, however this could have been problematic as I only have one email address, I feel this was a poor solution to the problem. I normally do not use web mail. Thanks
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You can give your cell phone number if you prefer and they send the code there.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thank you for that suggestion, but any cell phone service is unreliable at my home.
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