Windows 10: Windows Live Mail keeps asking to login

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  1.    18 May 2017 #11

    essenbe said: View Post
    Are we talking about Windows Live Mail, part of Windows Essentials? If so, it is no longer supported by Microsoft As of January this year. it can still work in Windows 10 but Microsoft accounts have to be set up as IMAP accounts, POP3 accounts will not work.

    I still use it and have only a few problems with it. I rarely get asked to verify my account info, but do get a failure message with my MS accounts. I have found, for unknown reasons, if you ignore the failures, they will begin working again within an hour or so.

    Yes, it does work with IMAP for email only. Calendar, Contacts (People), etc. no longer sync up with Outlook/
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 64bits
       24 May 2017 #12

    Had the same issue since yesterday.

    And because I do not need my contacts synced with Microsoft, or use Messenger or Spaces (who still does?) e.g. need Windows Live services for my private IMAP mail accounts , I simply stopped connecting Windows Live Mail via my Windows Live ID to the Windows Live services (much Live here :)).

    This can simply be done by going to [Options] in WLM, select the tab [Connection] and choose [Stop signing in]

    Hope this does the trick for some of you out there.
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  3. Posts : 8,984
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       28 May 2017 #13

    The verify process and this screen telling you your security info change is still pending can only be described as a safeguard.

    With hotmail or accounts this is how it works.

    You log in and for what ever reason MS challenges you and wants to verify you. (likely all the changes when you building / transferring.) Depending on how you set account up it either wants to send an email to alternate address or it wants to text you or asks for a code from your code generator. (Looks like you had an email and change to texting option.)

    You responded I don't have that method any more. It allows you to change your security (verification) method. Now for the next 30 days it puts up this warning.

    It puts up this warning just in case a bad person made the change. They figure in the 30 days the real owner will sign on and either say yea I requested that, continue on or WTF I didn't ask for this change and cancel it.

    If you want this to go away you can cancel the change but then you MUST be able to verify yourself using the old method, in this case the old email at

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