1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hello =)
    I have a pretty strange question. I've seen that when setting up a Windows Phone mobile for the first time, we can create a new Microsoft Account. During the process, we also need to enter an "alternative" email address. I was wondering if we could skip that ? Or if it is mandatory to put one to create the new account ?

    Thank you ! =)
    09-01-2015 03:48 AM
  2. adrian1338's Avatar
    You would need a backup address for example for security reasons in case you lock yourself out or strange behaviour on the account
    09-01-2015 04:28 AM
  3. ReneeSimone's Avatar
    Thank you for your answer.

    Yes I know but can we skip that anyway ?
    09-01-2015 04:31 AM
  4. Nokia5110's Avatar
    Thank you for your answer.

    Yes I know but can we skip that anyway ?
    My experience is that when I skip that part in the end I cannot use phone.

    The OS only knows contacts from the cloud, need to export them to an email address. If I have no data the cannot be activated.
    09-01-2015 04:47 AM
  5. ReneeSimone's Avatar
    I know...
    I'd just love to create a microsoft account without having to put an existing email address. What if I want to start fresh ? Seems impossible and that's ridiculous.
    Thanks anyway
    09-01-2015 05:34 AM
  6. adrian1338's Avatar
    Well try to setup the Microsoft account on a pc. Think you cant create it there without the address either. but maybe they can use the phone rather than the email address and have this as a backup code supplying service.
    09-01-2015 07:12 AM

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