1. Mark Strathmore's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have a @Hotmail.com email address which is locked to my Lumia 1020 as the Microsoft account for the device.

    Is there any advantage to turning off the email sync for this account (settings>email and accounts > Microsoft account > "Content to sync" tick box) and rather setting up a separate Outlook.com email account, for which I also have an alias?

    My thinking is that since Outlook.com is an EAS type mail, synchronisation should be faster, but I am not sure of my facts here.

    Mark.
    06-10-2014 07:37 AM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    Correct me, if I'm wrong, but it shouldn't make any difference, if you use *@outlook.com, *@live.com or *hotmail.com.. Each of these reflect a valid Microsoft account and use EAS for synchronization. Regardless how old they are.
    06-10-2014 07:44 AM
  3. quantum tao's Avatar
    I think you can create an outlook.com alias and then change it to your primary.
    It wont work any differently though.
    06-10-2014 08:05 AM
  4. lcw731's Avatar
    Why not just use the same account n the new phone?
    06-10-2014 08:27 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    It should work no differently since hotmail, outlook, live, all plug into the same back end. So I would recommend you not do that.
    06-10-2014 08:37 AM
  6. Mark Strathmore's Avatar
    Thanks all, looks like the consensus is that outlook.com and hotmail.com will behave the same, so I am going to leave my phone unchanged.
    06-10-2014 03:47 PM
  7. CitrusMocha's Avatar
    I think you can create an outlook.com alias and then change it to your primary.
    It wont work any differently though.
    I did this, ONLY because I like the way outlook.com sounds with my email. Hotmail, in my opinion, sounds juvenile now.
    06-10-2014 03:53 PM

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