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How to change my username/emailid? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've used a yahoo email id to create live id for msdn. Now I don't use that email. How can I change my emailid/username of my live id?
    • Moved by Naomi NModerator Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:00 PM Profile question (From:Forums Issues (not product support))
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 1:30 PM

Answers

  • You could create a new Live ID with the email of your choosing. If you haven't used your existing Live ID for anything of value, then just stop using it and it'll go away over time.
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 6:19 PM
  • I'll re-frame the question: Is it possible to change the email id in the username? However I was able to change the alert email in 'My Alerts' link. I think the email id in my username would be insignificant.
    Vibgy J.


    Yes on both. You can change your alerts email in your Settings. This makes your Live ID email only used when you sign in (nothing goes to that email).

    Second, you can actually switch your Live ID email. I'm pretty sure there's a process on the Live site for that, or you can send a request ticket to the team by clicking the Forums feedback link. Let me know if you want that. I wrote a TechNet Wiki topic about that process.

    Thanks! 


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:25 AM
    Owner

All replies

  • I'll re-frame the question: Is it possible to change the email id in the username? However I was able to change the alert email in 'My Alerts' link. I think the email id in my username would be insignificant.
    Vibgy J.
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 2:33 PM
  • You could create a new Live ID with the email of your choosing. If you haven't used your existing Live ID for anything of value, then just stop using it and it'll go away over time.
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 6:19 PM
  • I think I have no other choice other than that after all. Thank you Jenkin for your kind reply.
    Vibgy J.
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:45 PM
  • I'll re-frame the question: Is it possible to change the email id in the username? However I was able to change the alert email in 'My Alerts' link. I think the email id in my username would be insignificant.
    Vibgy J.


    Yes on both. You can change your alerts email in your Settings. This makes your Live ID email only used when you sign in (nothing goes to that email).

    Second, you can actually switch your Live ID email. I'm pretty sure there's a process on the Live site for that, or you can send a request ticket to the team by clicking the Forums feedback link. Let me know if you want that. I wrote a TechNet Wiki topic about that process.

    Thanks! 


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:25 AM
    Owner
  • Ed Price,

    Thank you for your reply. It would be great if the user id also gets changed. Please go ahead and change it to the gmail id which I've used in the alerts.


    Vibgy J.
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 3:04 PM