- 03-07-2013, 12:16 PM #1
I am a new owner of Windows Surface Pro 128GB. Have no prior exposure to recent MS tabs and Windows phones (not counting Windows Mobile years ago).
As you all know MS wants you to sign in with email address to Windows App store and other tab-oriented services.
I wonder if there is any downside to using email address from my web hosting company (I own a domain name) instead of opening new email account via Microsoft's Live.com (or is it Outlook.com these days)? For example one cannot login into Google Plus with Yahoo email or Live.com email (if I am not mistaken) - one has to have Gmail address or host email for your domain with Google.
A co-worker showed me the latest web interface to his Live.com email and just can't stand it. I'd rather use email at my domain but don't want to lose any functionality.
Last edited by JoeSchmoe007; 03-07-2013 at 01:11 PM.
03-07-2013, 02:22 PM #2
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Just make your Microsoft Account the email you use on your domain. A Microsoft Account doesn't have to be a Microsoft domain name (Hotmail, outlook, live) and you're not going to miss out on anything.
I created my MS account a long time ago as an @gmail.com account, and that's how I log in to everything. I can access anything on that account that I can with my @outlook.com account.
03-07-2013, 07:44 PM #3
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03-08-2013, 11:36 AM #4
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I use my own domain name no problems. I recently needed to merge a few Microsoft accounts and able to have almost all on my main domain, which is now on office365 by Microsoft. Have Xbox, WP, TechNet, office365, and I'm sure about 10 others all on this email account all good
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- 03-10-2013, 07:16 PM #5
I've used a non-Live/Hotmail/etc. email to log into Live for about a decade to get at things like my MSDN subscription, SkyDrive, etc. No issues whatsoever, other than it obviously doesn't have MS-hosted email (and calendar?).
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