I got an official Xbox Live message on 12/11/2012 informing me that I am required to have two security proofs on my account. It's an older account (created in July 2006) so I guess the only proof on it is the security question (that counts, correct?). I followed the instructions in the message (profile / account security / proofs on the Xbox console) and started by attempting to add an alternate e-mail, the code got sent to the alternate e-mail and I put the code in to the Xbox. The next pop-up told me to go to accounts.live.com. I went there only to find to fully confirm/add new proofs you have to follow instructions sent to your main Live ID/Microsoft Account e-mail address. The problem is that e-mail address became outdated (as in that provider no longer exists) around a year ago and I cannot EVER get that email.
So these are the main questions that I have.
If I use the accounts.live.com site to change my Microsoft Account ID to a functioning e-mail address what happens to my accounts associated with the old ID? I currently use it for my Xbox Live account and also to communicate with my online friends via Windows Live Messenger. What I need to know before I commit to this is how changing it on that site affects it being linked to my Gamertag (RushJunkie)? I would hate to break something and not be able to sign in to Xbox Live. Also will I lose contact with my friends on Messenger?
Maybe there is an simpler way to do this? Like creating a new Microsoft account and attaching my Gamertag to that instead? I mean, I only really need the working e-mail address for my Xbox Live stuff. I could just use the older account (with the broken e-mail) to keep in touch with my friends on Messenger.
If some one could clear these things up for me I would feel a lot better... because as of right now I am afraid to commit to attempting to change anything. I've had this account for over 6 years and I would hate to see it locked or whatever because I can't add the required security proofs to it.
Thanks for any help.