1. alex.reddon's Avatar
    I would like to create a new outlook.com email address and use that as my primary microsoft email on my windows phone. I understand that by removing the current microsoft email account on my phone, that it will reset it back to factory default, no problem. But what about all my contacts? If I create a back up of my phone, is that back up tied to my previous email account? I am mainly interested in preserving my contacts.
    07-31-2012 10:26 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Once your new account is set up you can import your contacts from your old Email address to the new one. You can find this under Options/More Options in your new email account.
    07-31-2012 11:03 PM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    I would like to create a new outlook.com email address and use that as my primary microsoft email on my windows phone. I understand that by removing the current microsoft email account on my phone, that it will reset it back to factory default, no problem. But what about all my contacts? If I create a back up of my phone, is that back up tied to my previous email account? I am mainly interested in preserving my contacts.
    to make it clear when you remove the live or hotmail account YOU will have to hard reset the phone to get your phone and the outlook.com account associated it wont do it automatically!
    07-31-2012 11:18 PM
  4. anon(5344611)'s Avatar
    Well, just like Dave said, you'd have to import your old contacts to the new Outlook email. Contacts aren not stored in your phone, but rather, they reside in your Microsoft Account (Hotmail, in this case).
    08-01-2012 11:44 PM
  5. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Can someone tell me f I could setup a new name last@outlook.com and not use it till the new wp8 comes out than set it up with this address than transfer my contacts, apps so on from my old live id account will this work at that time or does it have to be done at time of setting up new the new email account?
    Thanks
    08-02-2012 08:01 AM
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