Windows 10: Skype Removing old unused accounts

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       22 Mar 2017 #1

    Skype Removing old unused accounts

    At Skype, we take account security and safety very seriously. Periodically, we review old unused accounts and remove them to prevent them falling in wrong hands and to prevent possible misuse.

    Over the next few weeks, we will be removing some accounts which were created automatically for users while signing into Microsoft and which have not been used in the past year.

    The account holders will not notice any change, they will be able to use Skype as normal should they sign into Microsoft Outlook and initiate a Skype chat. Old conversations will be archived and replaced by a new one. You might appear twice in your friendís conversation history if the old archived conversation is still stored locally on their device.

    To learn more about using Skype from Microsoft, please visit our FAQ.

    Source: Removing old unused accounts - Skype Community
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  2.    22 Mar 2017 #1

    That's good

    Users have for years been asking for a way to delete old accounts, the only way was to remove personal information and not log in again. But it still linked you to other accounts even when you removed personal information.
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