I was wondering if anyone has tried—or can try—to set up a new Microsoft account, using an email address that isn't a Microsoft account (e.g. an email address for your domain), on the following page: https://signup.live.com.
This is different to signing up through www.outlook.com (as that directs one to a page that allows them to create an @outlook.com Microsoft account), but this new Microsoft account sign up page may have been released yesterday, alongside Outlook.com (I'm not sure).
My problem isn't with creating the new Microsoft account; it's with verifying the email address I've used. Once I created the account, I was directed to a page that informed me I must verify that the email address is mine by clicking on the link in the email they sent to that address (shown in Figure 1).
Every time I click on the 'Verify' button, I see the error message shown in Figure 2.
Does everyone else see that, or is anyone able to verify their email address?
I realise that Outlook.com is in preview, but nothing states that the Microsoft account sign up page is in preview. Further, as they've given us the option to sign up using our own email address, it's possible that this is a problem that can be solved, rather than merely something they haven't implemented yet.
I've contacted the Outlook team for some assistance, and I will look into contacting the actual Microsoft account team (if they are different), but I just thought I'd check whether this is a rare case or if it happens for everyone.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice