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Deleting or Editing an Email Account in Windows

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn to delete or edit an email account in Vista, XP or 7 using Windows Mail or Outlook 2007 to 2010.

Solution

As of April 9, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. Cox will only provide limited support of Windows XP that includes network connectivity and basic settings. 
If you require additional support and are using Windows XP Service Pack 3, Cox Tech Solutions may be able to assist. Visit http://ww2.cox.com/residential/tech-solutions.cox or call 877-TEC-SOLV (877-832-7658) for more information about Cox Tech Solutions' services. This is a fee-based service.

For more information regarding Windows XP retirement, please visit Microsoft’s website.

Want to delete or edit an email account on your PC? Learn how in Outlook, Vista Mail, and Live Mail using Windows 7, XP and Vista
 

Cox does not support all email clients. The following information is for reference only. For more help using Windows visit Microsoft support.

How do I edit a Vista Mail account?

See steps below to edit a Vista Mail account.
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  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click Tools then Accounts.
2
  1. Select the account you want to change then click Properties.
  2. Make your server changes then follow the instructions to complete the edit. See the Microsoft support link at the start of this article for more information.

To delete the Vista account:
 

  1. Click Tools then Accounts.
  2. Choose the account and click Remove.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

How do I edit an Outlook account (Win 7 and XP)?

See steps below to edit an Outlook account.
1
  1. In the email client, click File.
  2. Click Account Information.
  3. Click Account Settings.
  4. Select the account you want to change then click Change.
2
  1. Make your server changes on this page and the More Settings page, if necessary.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click Finish.

To delete the account:
 

  1. Click File.
  2. Click Account Information.
  3. Click Account Settings.
  4. Select the account you want and click Remove.
  5. Click Yes to confirm.

How to I edit a Live Mail account?

See steps below to edit a Live Mail account.

1
  1. Open Live Mail.
  2. In the lower-left corner click Mail.
2
Click the Accounts tab then click Email.
3
  1. Enter your email address, password and display name.
  2. Click Next.
4
  1. Make your server changes and any others necessary. If setting up another Cox.net account, see Setting Up Email in Windows for more information.
  2. Click Next.
5

Click Finish.
 

To delete the account:
 

  1. Open Live Mail.
  2. Right-click the account you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove account.
  4. Click Yes to confirm.

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