Heather, on 01 August 2012 - 09:52, said:
I don't have a windows phone, but I do use Xbox.
I would love to switch to a new outlook email, but am waiting until I know for sure it won't affect my Xbox account
It won't, as all you have to do is set up an outlook.com alias. My Microsoft Passport is associated with all my accounts at Microsoft (from an Xbox GamerTag to my newsletters) - because I have an outlook.com alias, any mail sent to it will be collected via Hotmail (as mail sent to the aliased address at passport.com does normally). My issue is setting up either Hotmail or the outlook.com alias in Outlook 2013 - I haven't figured out how to do either yet.