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Edit or Delete an Email Account in Windows

Solution

Want to delete or edit an email account set up in Windows Vista or 7? Learn how in Outlook 2007-2010, Vista Mail, or Live Mail.

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

Cox recommends that you back up any important email that you want to save before completing these steps.

Vista Mail for Windows Vista

Use the steps below to edit or delete an email account set up in Vista Mail.
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  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click Tools, then Accounts.
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  1. Select the account you want to change, then click Properties.
  2. Make your server changes then follow the instructions to complete the edit.
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To delete the Vista account, use the following steps.

  1. Click Tools, then Accounts.
  2. Choose the account you want to remove, then click Remove.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

Outlook for Windows 7

Use the steps below to edit or delete an email account set up in Outlook 2007-2010.

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  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click File, then click Account Information.
  3. Click Account Settings.
  4. Select the email account you want to change, then click Change to update settings.

    Note: If necessary, click More Settings to make additional changes.
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  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Finish.
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To delete the email account set up in Outlook, use the following steps.

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

Live Mail

Use the steps below to edit or delete an email account set up in Live Mail.

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  1. Open Live Mail.
  2. In the lower-left corner, click Mail.
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Click the Accounts tab, then click Email.
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  1. Enter your email address, password, and display name.
  2. Click Next.
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Complete your changes and then click Next.

5
Click Finish.
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To delete the Live Mail account, use the following steps.

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

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