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Is there a way to use the default Mail app in Windows 8 without signing in using a Microsoft Account?

I'd like to only add an Exchange account and have no need for an extra Microsoft Account on my computers/devices.

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There are free and paid email applications on the Windows Store that do not have this requirement. The default Mail application has certain requirements though. – Ramhound Mar 7 '13 at 9:13
Yeah, like not even having POP3 support, as if no-one uses it anymore. :/ There are workarounds, but that's of course not as optimal as having direct in-built support. Switch to a better mail app if you want advanced features. – Karan Mar 7 '13 at 18:59
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No, the normal Mail app requires a MS account/Live ID.

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