1. mpovolo's Avatar
    I currently have my live account setup with my own personal email address, which is really my own domain name running with POP email so email goes into my live account also. Is there any difference in using this versus setting up a live account using an outlook or .live email login and then adding my domain pop email to that account.

    12-17-2012 09:16 AM
  2. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    You should be able to create a Microsoft account with your own email address, many people have done it with a gmail address.
    12-17-2012 09:35 AM
  3. anon(1019781)'s Avatar
    Pretty much zero difference really. Making an Outlook email is just for people who want a new email or don't even have an email address.
    12-17-2012 10:56 AM
  4. jhguth's Avatar
    I use my own domain, but I used the MX DNS entries found on domains.live.com with my domain so my email goes directly to my outlook.com account. No waiting for POP3 or anything, happens instantly. Cut out the middle man, just send mail directly to your account.

    This way you retain your personal email address and domain, and don't have to wait for anything to be fetched or forwarding. Fetching with POP3 creates a time delay and forwarding, even blind forwarding, can on rare occasion create problems
    12-17-2012 11:19 AM
  5. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    I found using a different email just didn't sync well into windows 8, I had calendar issues, so I just switched to a full blown ms account and haven't had any issues since
    12-17-2012 11:27 AM
  6. jhguth's Avatar
    note that you can have a full blown MS account with your own domain name
    12-17-2012 03:07 PM
  7. radekhulan's Avatar
    https://domains.live.com/ - up to 500 free emails (skydrive accounts, etc.) for each domain you register with Microsoft. Uses Outlook.com :)

    Not sure why so many people use inferior Google Apps, when this is free

    Or you can subscribe to Office Online Services - Hosted in the Cloud - Microsoft Office 365
    12-17-2012 04:34 PM

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