Windows Live Mail desktop has the ability to interface with Microsoft to share other applications. Unfortunately if a user has inadvertently clicked this sign-in icon they will always be prompted to sign in to Microsoft Live Mail when they open Live Mail, even if they are not using a Microsoft email account.
This can be very confusing for the user and there is no obvious way to remove this sign in prompt. In fact, people often think they cannot send email unless they sign in, in fact, if they just click cancel on this screen then they can continue to use their email as normal.
However, the following steps detail how to remove this annoying Windows Live sign-in screen prompt…
Open Windows Live Mail and go to:
- The Windows Live Mail drop-down menu icon (top left above ‘Email Message’ icon).
- Select ‘Options’, then click on ‘Mail’ from the selection offered.
- In the mail ‘Options’ property pages, select the ‘Connection’ tab and click ‘Stop Signing in’ from the ‘Connecting to Windows Live Services’ section.
- Click ‘stop signing in’ to any warning messages.
- Click ‘OK’ to exit the ‘Options’ Property pages
- Close Windows Live Mail
When you re-open it you should no longer be prompted for the Microsoft login.