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    I had applied for a windows live ID using gmail last week. When I went to gmail online, I found that I cannot click on the link on the verification message from windows live. Win live has taken over gmail. The verification link in the message uses MSN.

    I want to use the ‘CANCEL ACCOUNT’ option but this option is sent to ‘ACCOUNT SERVICES, MSN’.
    Therefore, I would need to apply for an MSN account to cancel the Live ID.
    I neither want MSN nor the Live ID; and I want my gmail account back! Would be grateful for a solution


    [I have not installed windows live essentials in my laptop yet. But if WLM is needed to solve the problem, I can borrow my cousin’s laptop which has WLM.]

    Thank you
    Spec

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    Hi spec, copy/paste verification link.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    1. i pasted the url in the browser a few times. tried just clicking the OK button and contact us button- each time require me to sign up to MSN . don't want to do that.

    2. went to close account: don't have an account since the verification link has not been activated yet. have to use MSN [provided in the verification link] .
    "If you didn't use your email address to create a Windows Live ID, use this link to cancel the account:

    https://accountservices.msn.com... etc"

    i don't want my gmail account in microsoft's clutches. cannot use the account to send or reply to anything. sob

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    spec, can you access Gmail from your browser ?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    After I’ve logged into my gmail account ,
    The main frame [second frame] is available but first frame of the webpage is empty. Used to have various options there , such as standard view or html view. I had set it as html view [for screenreader users] but it is standard view now.
    And a message said:
    “Unable to reach Gmail. Please check your internet connection.”

    No problem with my connection.
    Also missing trash option not sure what else.

    Thank you
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    soec, how does yours compare to mine ?

    [attachment=90593:gm.jpg]
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    soec, how does yours compare to mine ?

    [attachment=90593:gm.jpg]
    my gmail page is a bit different from yours perhaps because we are from different regions.
    i compared my primary gmail [used to sign up for live ID] with my secondary gmail and found trash missing as stated before.
    anyway, have canceled the primary gmail and moved its contents to secondary gmail. so that takes care of my concerns about emails in primary account.

    since i did not verify the live ID, think it will lapse after some time.

    thank you very much for your help. a local saying goes ' The experiences we encounter will make us smarter'
    this is a good lesson for me and i appreciate your help .
    cheers, spec

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    spec, I should have stated, my image is from FF using addon Google Redesiged
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    er, what is 'FF using addon Google Redesiged'?
    i am not that knowledgeable technically ...

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