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Old 05-10-2016, 06:57 PM
BudVitoff BudVitoff is offline Six email accounts under Outlook 2007.   One or six Microsoft Accounts at the server?? Windows 7 64bit Six email accounts under Outlook 2007.   One or six Microsoft Accounts at the server?? Office 2007
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They talk about one Microsoft Account (MA) to use for everything. My family has six POP3 email accounts with live.com being handled locally by Outlook 2007. We're totally confused about the behavior of MA at the server level, but there is one basic question that would put us on the right track if we had a clean-cut answer: With six different email accounts, are they all supposed to get along together under the same MA, or do we need six different MA's?
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BudVitoff BudVitoff is offline Six email accounts under Outlook 2007.   One or six Microsoft Accounts at the server?? Windows 7 64bit Six email accounts under Outlook 2007.   One or six Microsoft Accounts at the server?? Office 2007
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Well, I finally figured it out.

They appear to talk about a Microsoft Account (MA) as though it were a God account, superior to everything else, and that one account is needed before you can manipulate the "lower" six (in my case) accounts.

It aint so. MA is nothing more than a category to which each of my six accounts must belong, which answers my basic question; however, there's a problem. At first glance, your email account can qualify as a MA if it already uses one of a select few domains. Offhand, I don't remember what the list is, but I know Outlook.com and Hotmail were two of them, and there were a couple of others. Unfortunately, my domain (live.com) could not become an MA, because live.com is a "reserved domain", whatever that means. If you try to make your account an MA, rest assured that if you're using a domain that's not on their list, they'll let you know in no uncertain terms.

I thought I was at a dead end, so I got some help from a Microsoft agent. By the time she was finished with me, my six live.com accounts were MAs, and I don't know how she did it. I didn't care, because I was now operational. I am curious though, and I should know how to do it, in the event that the situation comes up again. I drafted the question some time ago, but I've simply procrastinated sending it in. I will send it (one of these days) and I'll post the answer to this thread when I get it.
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