1.    08 May 2016 #1
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    Accounts in windows 10 and Thunderbird


    After upgrading to windows 10 I added my outlook.com account to "mail" in windows 10. I didn't like it, and had trouble using the "sync" function but eventually got it synced and folders rebuilt and files over to it. I have now installed Thunderbird and like that program much better and have imported all my files and folders and contacts.
    Question: Can I now remove my outlook.com account from "mail" in windows 10 ? Or will that wipe all info I imported to and using with Thunderbird? And second, how to I remove that account in mail, I don't see that option listed anywhere. Thank in advance for any help or suggestions.
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  2.    08 May 2016 #2
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    I do not use the Mail app.

    From what I understand, if you are using your Microsoft Account to sign in, you cannot delete the email account.
    You will need to sign in on a local account in order to do that.

    That's what I was told.
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  3.    08 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I do not use the Mail app.

    From what I understand, if you are using your Microsoft Account to sign in, you cannot delete the email account.
    You will need to sign in on a local account in order to do that.

    That's what I was told.
    I am not to familiar with this windows 10 stuff, so I don't know if I need to sign in with my Microsoft account for one and two, "You will need to sign in on a local account", how do I do that? The main reason I want to remove my outlook.com account is so I don't have my email going to both Thunderbird AND the outlook.com account too. Thanks again for your help.
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  4.    08 May 2016 #4
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    Start > Settings > Accounts > right side.....................

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  5.    08 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Start > Settings > Accounts > right side.....................

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	local account sign in.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	75.7 KB 
ID:	78739
    Ok, got it. Thanks again.
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  6.    08 May 2016 #6
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    In case you want a detailed tutorial:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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