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        New computer.  Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2.  Office 2019 Home & Business perpetual license.

        Best I remember, on my old computer, which is no longer functional, I had Outlook configured with my Hotmail account among other email accounts and was NOT logged into Office.

        I did NOT, nor do I want to, log into Office.  It is another topic of discussion about WHY I don’t believe Microsoft deserves one byte of my personal data.

        Installing Office 2019 Home & Business via click to install x64.  As soon as I finish adding the configuration for Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com to Outlook, a popup asks for my password, despite already having to enter that information in settings.

        If I enter the password, instantly I am logged into Office (in all apps) under that email/password.

        If I close the popup, Outlook will NOT download any new email from Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com and I expect I can not upload new mail.  EVERY TIME I open Outlook, the popup comes back.

        Using backup software, restore system to before Office install.  Windows Update config change = turn off get updates for other Microsoft apps when get Windows updates, pause all updates for 2 weeks.  To make sure things don’t change while testing

        Using HomeBusiness2019Retail 16.0.10730.20102.img dated 2018-12-20, install.  Am able to configure and use Hotmail in Outlook without logging into Office.  Expect updates will stop this functioning.

        Using backup software, restore system to before Office install.  Windows Update config change = turn off get updates for other Microsoft apps when get Windows updates, pause all updates for 2 weeks.  To make sure things don’t change while testing

        Using HomeBusiness2019Retail 16.1.13127.20616.img dated 2020-12-27, install.  Functions the same as click to run install.  Can NOT have Hotmail account configured and function without logging into Office.

        I searched the forums and did not find any topics that appeared to be related before posting this.

        I hope someone has ideas or suggestions for how to have Outlook configured with a Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com account and NOT be forced to be signed into Office or forced to remove the Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com account to remain logged out of Office.

        Thanks in advance if you’ve read this far.  Thanks in advance even more for suggestions.

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