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Need to change my account email address RRS feed

  • Question

  • Good afternoon -

    I have a new email address at work and at some time in the future, the address I use to access this forum and receive alerts will be turned off.

    What do I do to get my address changed, so that I can maintain my history here and all the answers to questions I've asked in the past?

    Thanx!

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:42 PM

Answers

  • It's no longer possible to change the MSDN/TechNet profile association to a different microsoft account.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4806.how-to-change-your-email-or-live-id-on-an-msdn-or-technet-profile.aspx

    When you create an MSDN forums profile it is associated to a microsoft account. The microsoft account is only used for the authentication method. What you can do is create an alias on your microsoft account with the new email address and then sign on with that address.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12407/microsoft-account-manage-aliases

    You can also use the links here at page bottom to chat or email microsoft account support.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12429

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:52 PM
    Moderator
  • That's correct, work and personal accounts cannot be intermixed (microsoft account constraint) These changes took effect approx. 3 years ago. After these changes it was no longer possible to create an MSDN/TechNet forums profile using a work account.

    As to alerts; Quick Access\My Settings\Configure Alerts\Unsubscribe\Save Changes, then exit, go back in Configure Alerts then do verification process once more should work for any valid email address.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.



    Friday, December 6, 2019 5:44 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • It's no longer possible to change the MSDN/TechNet profile association to a different microsoft account.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4806.how-to-change-your-email-or-live-id-on-an-msdn-or-technet-profile.aspx

    When you create an MSDN forums profile it is associated to a microsoft account. The microsoft account is only used for the authentication method. What you can do is create an alias on your microsoft account with the new email address and then sign on with that address.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12407/microsoft-account-manage-aliases

    You can also use the links here at page bottom to chat or email microsoft account support.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12429

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:52 PM
    Moderator
  • It's no longer possible to change the MSDN/TechNet profile association to a different microsoft account.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4806.how-to-change-your-email-or-live-id-on-an-msdn-or-technet-profile.aspx

    When you create an MSDN forums profile it is associated to a microsoft account. The microsoft account is only used for the authentication method. What you can do is create an alias on your microsoft account with the new email address and then sign on with that address.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12407/microsoft-account-manage-aliases

    You can also use the links here at page bottom to chat or email microsoft account support.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12429

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thanx for the reply, Dave.

    I tried to set up an alias using my work address, so as, I presume, to send alerts to that address. But, when I tried to add it, I got the following error;

    "You can't add a work or school email address as an alias to a personal Microsoft account. Please try another. "

    If I can just get the system to send alerts to my current work address, that'd be acceptable, but it seems I can't do that.

    Any ideas?

    Thanx!

    Friday, December 6, 2019 5:37 PM
  • That's correct, work and personal accounts cannot be intermixed (microsoft account constraint) These changes took effect approx. 3 years ago. After these changes it was no longer possible to create an MSDN/TechNet forums profile using a work account.

    As to alerts; Quick Access\My Settings\Configure Alerts\Unsubscribe\Save Changes, then exit, go back in Configure Alerts then do verification process once more should work for any valid email address.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.



    Friday, December 6, 2019 5:44 PM
    Moderator
  • That's correct, work and personal accounts cannot be intermixed (microsoft account constraint) These changes took effect approx. 3 years ago. After these changes it was no longer possible to create an MSDN/TechNet forums profile using a work account.

    As to alerts; Quick Access\My Settings\Configure Alerts\Unsubscribe\Save Changes, then exit, go back in Configure Alerts then do verification process once more should work for any valid email address.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.



    Thanx again, Dave. I haven't been able to try this, yet, but will get to it as soon as other things calm down a bit.
    Friday, December 6, 2019 9:56 PM
  • Sounds good.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:11 AM
    Moderator