1. Joanna2473's Avatar
    I am new to smart phones, so I am not sure why everything has to be connected to an email address I have no intention of ever using (hotmail). The most concerning is having all my contacts from my phone stored there. I already have the backup assistant. I have confidential clients whose first name and phone number are entered into my phone for a few days and then erased. I just don't trust that they aren't being grabbed by hotmail and used to entice me to "friend" them through facebook - which is what happened to my contacts in gmail, even though I had set the settings to NOT do that. If that is a possibility, the phone goes back, period.

    Any way to turn that link off?

    Thanks.
    03-17-2013 05:27 PM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Yes, just don't store them on Hotmail. Store them on phone. Every time you create a new contact, you will be asked if you want to store it to one of your email's contact book or phone. Select phone and they stay locally on your phone. Everything is linked to email because most of users like the way everything stays backed up and all they have to do is log in to the phone with an email address to get it all back on the same device or another new device.
    03-17-2013 05:43 PM
  3. Joanna2473's Avatar
    THANK YOU! What I didn't realize is that every contact entered prior to getting this phone went to hotmail automatically, but there have been a few contacts I have entered since then and chose only the backup assistant, and sure enough they are not on my contact list in hotmail.
    I love my smart phone but I am a bit of a luddite when it comes to being connected - don't want my phone to connect to anything I can avoid.
    03-17-2013 06:16 PM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    THANK YOU! What I didn't realize is that every contact entered prior to getting this phone went to hotmail automatically, but there have been a few contacts I have entered since then and chose only the backup assistant, and sure enough they are not on my contact list in hotmail.
    I love my smart phone but I am a bit of a luddite when it comes to being connected - don't want my phone to connect to anything I can avoid.
    You aaren't the one working for MI5 who was looking for me, are ya? :P
    03-17-2013 06:48 PM
  5. maxnicks's Avatar
    You aaren't the one working for MI5 who was looking for me, are ya? :P
    She's not assigned to you. We at MI6 have been looking for you though.
    03-24-2013 04:18 PM
  6. WavingReds's Avatar
    These are not the droids you are looking for
    03-24-2013 04:35 PM
  7. cellcent's Avatar
    did you find an easy way to change the contacts already store in hotmail to phone?
    04-13-2013 12:26 PM

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