I have established a Microsoft Account using my default email address. I can sign into "view account details" from my Windows Live Mail client, but when asked to "verify your email address", I am advised that an email will be sent so that I can verify the address. I have tried for several weeks to verify the address, yet continue to get the message "there is a temporary problem with this service. Please try again. Etc." In addition, I use the WLM calendar and need to sign into my Hotmail account which I cannot do since my email address has not been verified. I am using Windows 7. Futhermore, since I cannot sign into MS Accounts, I cannot sign into my hotmail account, therefore I cannot update my email address in my hotmail account so that the functionality of my calendars works correctly. In other word, things are a mess with apparently no way to fix the issues.