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Unread 14-06-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
Jason
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Changing Live ID email address

Quite a while ago I changed my Passport (now Live ID) email address from my
ISP email address to a Hotmail account. Although I continue to use
Messenger, and want to continue to use it, I don't really use my Hotmail
account.

The problem I have is that many of my contacts continue to send email
messages via Messenger. By default those go to my Hotmail account. I tried
to change my Live ID email address, but it seems that option does not exist
for people who are currently using a Hotmail account.

So my questions are:
1. Why can't I change my Live ID email address to something different?
2. If I can't change my Live ID, is there another way to select that all
email messages sent via messenger go to an alternate email address?

Thanks!
 
Unread 15-06-2008, 04:19 AM   #2
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Re: Changing Live ID email address

Greetings Jason,

@Hotmail accounts are considered "special" and although they've done work to allow you to
switch to one, they've never created a way to switch from it back to your own address.

Indeed the latest Live ID wizard doesn't even allow you to use your own address anymore.

If you log into Hotmail, choose Options at the top-right, then More Options, and then choose
Forward mail to another e-mail account, you can have it sent to another address.

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5AE8E423-05ED-4015-BA7A-16627D7EC73C@microsoft.com...
> Quite a while ago I changed my Passport (now Live ID) email address from my
> ISP email address to a Hotmail account. Although I continue to use
> Messenger, and want to continue to use it, I don't really use my Hotmail
> account.
>
> The problem I have is that many of my contacts continue to send email
> messages via Messenger. By default those go to my Hotmail account. I tried
> to change my Live ID email address, but it seems that option does not exist
> for people who are currently using a Hotmail account.
>
> So my questions are:
> 1. Why can't I change my Live ID email address to something different?
> 2. If I can't change my Live ID, is there another way to select that all
> email messages sent via messenger go to an alternate email address?
>
> Thanks!



 
Unread 15-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
Jason
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Re: Changing Live ID email address

I suppose that's an answer, but I'm not sure it answers the "why" part ...
I'm not sure "special" explains why they're different.

At any rate, the mail forwarding is a good suggestion, but now I encounter
this ... "You can forward your mail to one other e-mail address that ends in
hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com, or custom domains."

Why am I limited in what email account I can forward to?? This seems like
I'm just being penned in and inconvenienced for no good reason.

Jason

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings Jason,
>
> @Hotmail accounts are considered "special" and although they've done work to allow you to
> switch to one, they've never created a way to switch from it back to your own address.
>
> Indeed the latest Live ID wizard doesn't even allow you to use your own address anymore.
>
> If you log into Hotmail, choose Options at the top-right, then More Options, and then choose
> Forward mail to another e-mail account, you can have it sent to another address.
>
> --
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
> --
>
>
> "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5AE8E423-05ED-4015-BA7A-16627D7EC73C@microsoft.com...
> > Quite a while ago I changed my Passport (now Live ID) email address from my
> > ISP email address to a Hotmail account. Although I continue to use
> > Messenger, and want to continue to use it, I don't really use my Hotmail
> > account.
> >
> > The problem I have is that many of my contacts continue to send email
> > messages via Messenger. By default those go to my Hotmail account. I tried
> > to change my Live ID email address, but it seems that option does not exist
> > for people who are currently using a Hotmail account.
> >
> > So my questions are:
> > 1. Why can't I change my Live ID email address to something different?
> > 2. If I can't change my Live ID, is there another way to select that all
> > email messages sent via messenger go to an alternate email address?
> >
> > Thanks!

>
>

 
Unread 16-06-2008, 04:17 AM   #4
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Re: Changing Live ID email address

Hi Jason,

Oh right, I forgot about that restriction. My apologies.

It's limited I guess because those domains Microsoft/Hotmail controls on their own end.
I've never heard an explanation why this is.

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Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
--


"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6119758A-ACB6-48B0-BF60-588D1BC89380@microsoft.com...
> I suppose that's an answer, but I'm not sure it answers the "why" part ...
> I'm not sure "special" explains why they're different.
>
> At any rate, the mail forwarding is a good suggestion, but now I encounter
> this ... "You can forward your mail to one other e-mail address that ends in
> hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com, or custom domains."
>
> Why am I limited in what email account I can forward to?? This seems like
> I'm just being penned in and inconvenienced for no good reason.
>
> Jason
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings Jason,
>>
>> @Hotmail accounts are considered "special" and although they've done work to allow you to
>> switch to one, they've never created a way to switch from it back to your own address.
>>
>> Indeed the latest Live ID wizard doesn't even allow you to use your own address anymore.
>>
>> If you log into Hotmail, choose Options at the top-right, then More Options, and then
>> choose
>> Forward mail to another e-mail account, you can have it sent to another address.
>>
>> --
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
>> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
>> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
>> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
>> --
>>
>>
>> "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5AE8E423-05ED-4015-BA7A-16627D7EC73C@microsoft.com...
>> > Quite a while ago I changed my Passport (now Live ID) email address from my
>> > ISP email address to a Hotmail account. Although I continue to use
>> > Messenger, and want to continue to use it, I don't really use my Hotmail
>> > account.
>> >
>> > The problem I have is that many of my contacts continue to send email
>> > messages via Messenger. By default those go to my Hotmail account. I tried
>> > to change my Live ID email address, but it seems that option does not exist
>> > for people who are currently using a Hotmail account.
>> >
>> > So my questions are:
>> > 1. Why can't I change my Live ID email address to something different?
>> > 2. If I can't change my Live ID, is there another way to select that all
>> > email messages sent via messenger go to an alternate email address?
>> >
>> > Thanks!

>>
>>


 
 

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