- 12-05-2012, 10:07 PM #1
So I set up my phone with an MS account, and even though I use Outlook the mail app has a Hotmail icon. It's a small thing, but it's bothering me. Is there any way to change it? I tried adding an Outlook account (really the same account I used in the beginning) to the phone and that got me the right icon but there's no way to delete the original so I was left with redundant information. Like I said, they're the same account.
I'd like to only have one MS account attached to my phone and also have the Outlook icon on my email app. Has anyone else had any luck having their cake and eating it too?
12-05-2012, 10:13 PM #2
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If your MS acct has been converted to an Outlook acct (where the primary address is now @outlook.com) the default mail image should be the Outlook icon. If you want it badly enough you may want to do a hard reset and sign in with the Outlook credentials instead (if they are in fact the same account your apps and backups should work fine)
12-05-2012, 11:05 PM #4
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You can still convert your account to an Outlook.com account. It preserves your purchases and account information, and even gives you your old live.com as an alias so people with your old address can still send you stuff while you transition to the new address. The only catch is it does require a one time hard reset and repeat of the initial settings on your Windows Phone, but you can restore your backed up data after the reset. I had a live.com account and upgraded it to outlook.com when I got my Lumia. It worked great, I even got the exact same address as my outlook.com address.
Here is WP Central's coverage of the switch (from the WP7 days) Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here
And here is the official Microsoft blog post tutorial which I used when I upgraded Outlook Blog - Upgrade from Hotmail to Outlook.com
- 12-05-2012, 11:51 PM #5
I switched from a Hotmail to a Live address after Outlook went live. Kind of regretted it but didn't think much of it. And now when I got to the Update Email page I only see options for Live and Hotmail addresses. =/
Edit: Thanks for the advice though. I've made a compromise and added the Outlook account back but removed Contacts, Calendar and Tasks from "Content to Sync." I hadn't noticed those items before and now my phones doing what I want it to. Ta!
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