Windows 10: How do I delete the original Outlook account in Mail & Calendar?

  1.    13 Nov 2015 #1

    How do I delete the original Outlook account in Mail & Calendar?


    Okay, when I set up my computer (W10 Pro preinstall / Surface Pro 4) Windows put in my private address which is also my Microsoft user account - "myname@lastname.org" - as an Outlook account. It happens to be hosed in a Google Apps for Organizations account, so it runs best when the settings are for gmail. I added my personal gmail account, this apps account, and my business account to Mail.

    Now I need to delete that fake outlook account, but the option to delete the account doesn't exist. It's just an annoyance in Mail as I can hide it by turning the sync off, but it's causing problems in Calendar because it always inserts itself as the default account and, unless I manually change the account every time, my calendar events get hidden and lost to the void that this account is.

    Is there any way to delete that original account?
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  2. Posts : 11,221
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Nov 2015 #2

    Switch to a local account, it allows you then to remove the MS account from the Mail & Calendar and People apps. See tutorial: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
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