Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Live Mail

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For those of you who are still "stuck" in Windows Live Mail-mode, and wish to continue using it, first delete the account from Windows Live Mail.

Add a new account, and choose MANUAL SETTINGS, make it an IMAP account, and here is the information you need, in screengrabs

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want to close Microsoft account .but yahoo .account frozen

Yahoo is a popular website founded in 1994 that provides a wide range of Internet-based media and services.

Popular Yahoo services include Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Games. All Yahoo services can be accessed using one account.

Yahoo supports all of these services with customer support via email, help desk and telephone.

Call Yahoo Customer Service.
They have three phone numbers you can call: (866) 562-7219, (408) 349-3300 and (408) 349-1572. They are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

Call Yahoo Corporate.
The have two phone numbers you can call: (800) 318-0631 and (408) 349-3300.

They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

Use the Yahoo Help "Contact Us" form.
Select the fields that are most appropriate for your question/concern.

Click "Continue."
Enter the specifics of your question/concern.

Allow up to 48 hours for a response via email.

Contact Yahoo by email.

For this, you will be required to log in.

Yahoo Help

Yahoo company adress
Close a Microsoft Email Account

Microsoft provides a free email account known as Windows Live Hotmail.
This service allows you to send and receive emails from friends, family and businesses.

Sometimes though, it is necessary to close your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail account.
Maybe someone who is unauthorized has gained access to your email account or you simply do not need the account anymore.

Closing a Microsoft email account can be confusing for people who have never done it but it is simple when you know the steps.

Delete content from other Microsoft services such as Windows Live Messenger, XBox Live, Windows Live Spaces and Windows Live Skydrive.

Doing this will ensure that your entire Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail account will be fully closed and inaccessible.

Go to Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail's close-account page. This can be found at http://mail.live.com/mail/CloseAccountConfirmation.aspx.

You will be required to sign into your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail account.

Click "close account" once sign-in is complete and follow the directions on the screen. Allow 365 days for your user name to be fully deleted within Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail's system.

Mar 19, 2014 | Yahoo Mail

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How do you delete old email 'address'es in my computer file

Which email account ?

Erase Email Addresses in My Computer

Email addresses can be stored on a computer if you use email software, such as Microsoft Office Outlook and Yahoo Messenger Beta.

Deleting email addresses manually from these programs does not actually completely erase them from your computer.

To erase email addresses permanently, meaning that a hard drive recovery program will not be able to restore them if it is used, requires a process called formatting, which completely erases the information on a hard drive.

Click on the shortcut "My Computer," which you can locate on your desktop.

Right click "Local Disk (C:)" and select the "Format" option.

Change the "Allocation Size Unit" to "Default Allocation Size."

Click the "Start" button.

The email addresses, as well as the rest of the files on the hard drive, will now be erased.

Delete a Live Mail Email Address

Windows Live Mail is a part of the Windows Live suite of productivity and entertainment programs, and it is intended to be the new free email client for Windows beginning with Windows 7.

After trying Windows Live Mail, you may decide that you have added too many email addresses and that you would prefer to use the email client to check only one address.

Remove an email address from Windows Live Mail to reduce the clutter in your email inbox.
Launch Windows Live Mail, and browse to the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen.

Click "Accounts."

Click the email account that you would like to delete.

Click the "Remove" button.

A message will appear to remind you that any messages belonging to the email account that are not backed up in another location will be deleted permanently.

Click "OK" to confirm.

The account will be deleted immediately.

Click "Close" to return to Windows Live Mail.

Delete Hotmail Adresses

Log in to your hotmail account and click "Help."

Search for "Cancel Account" and select "Why are all my email messages gone?"

Expand the option that says "Close a free Hotmail account" and click "Windows Live Hotmail close account."

Click "Close Account" on the page that opens.

If you do not sign in to your account for 365 days, your account will also be deleted.

Hope this helps.

Nov 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot log in! Been a member for years. Recently error message told me I was logged in at two places. I assumed it was on an old computer I had trashed that was logging in automaticaly. Kept knocking me offline. I decided to attemp to change my password. I did. Now I cannot log in ... won't accept my password. My "lost password" does not work because I have since moved and do not have access to my OLD MAILBOX. Comcast is no longer my ISP so I use netbased emails ONLY now. Login name is dee_knox@hotmail.com current phone # is 678-313-8261 current email addy is ddknox@gmail.com please help me retrieve my password .. or change my password to something that will work ... or let me DELETE MY ACCOUNT entirely and start over?

Silly as the answer may be ddknox but the only way for you to delete it is to stop using it. The only way for an account to be deleted on Hotmail is that the user is supposed to be logged in. But your case here is different.

There is still one thing you can do other than the alternative email route when requesting for the new password.

Reset your password by entering your secret answer
  1. On any Windows Live ID site or service sign-in page, click Forgot your password?.
  2. Verify your Windows Live ID(The e-mail address and password that you use to sign in to WindowsLive programs and services such as Windows Live Hotmail and WindowsLive Messenger; Microsoft services such as Xbox LIVE, MSN, and OfficeLive; and anywhere else that you see the Windows Live ID logo.) , type the characters you see in the Picture box, and then click Continue.
  3. Click Use my location information and secret answer to verify my identity.
  4. In the Country/Region list, select your country or region, select your state, and then type your ZIP code ( The postal code system that is used in the United States. The ZIPcode consists of a series of digits that are added to a postal address.The ZIP code is used to identify each postal delivery area for thepurpose of sorting mail.) or postal code ( A series of letters and/or digits that are added to a postal addressand used by the postal service for the purpose of sorting mail.) if you’re prompted to do so. Ifyou've moved since signing up for your Windows Live ID, use thelocation information you last provided. If you've provided both a homeand work location, enter your home location.
  5. In the Question area in the Secret Answer box, type your answer to the question.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Enter and confirm a new password, and then click Continue.
  8. If prompted, enter an alternate e-mail address (An alternate e-mail address is a secondary e-mail address registeredwith your Windows Live ID. If you forget your password, you can havethe password reset information sent to your alternate e-mail address.) and click Continue, or click Skip to bypass this step.
  9. On the You've changed your password page, click Sign in to Windows Live.

Oct 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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