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How to delete Hotmail.com account Permanently

Discussion in 'Helpdesk' started by ram4u4, Sep 26, 2016.

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  1. ram4u4

    ram4u4 Well-Known Member

    I have an very old hotmail account which gets filled by spam mail. I am trying to delete it but unable to find an option. I have done this in the past without any problem.

    I searched all over, however it seems all the instructions I found do not work. They refer to old hotmail setup.

    I am using windows 10 x64 home edition

    This hotmail account is not linked to my windows account.

    I have access to this account - that is i have password etc and it can send and receive emails.


  2. rainman

    rainman French Global Moderator Staff Member

    I’d actually suggest that you not think of closing your account.

    Closing your account will not stop spam that looks like it came from the account; hackers often fake the “From:” address whether or not the account exists.

    Closing your account will not stop your contacts from “being bothered”; if they had even brief access to your contact list, the spammers have probably already made a copy.

    Closing your account is not guaranteed to cause emails sent to it to bounce back to the sender; bounce messages are optional, and many services choose not to send them, to reduce spam.

    Closing your account may not even be possible if it’s been hacked, and you don’t have access to it yourself.

    All that being said, if you still want to close it, I’ll walk you through the steps; it’s not really that hard.

  3. rainman

    rainman French Global Moderator Staff Member

    Otherwise, do as I do, just drop it from active use and leave it open for those Ahole spamers that want a email address ...done deal

  4. ram4u4

    ram4u4 Well-Known Member

    I want to close this account... all suggestion do not seem to work...

    I believe i have found a way... what i did

    have tried only with windows 10 x64.

    1) log onto hotmail.com account

    2) from top right -> select "view account"

    3) from bottom right -> click on "contact us"

    4) click "get started"

    5) type in "delete hotmail account"

    6) from centre left - click "close your account"

    7) follow on screen instructions

    It worked for me and for 2 friends of mine.

  5. rainman

    rainman French Global Moderator Staff Member

    thanks for writing back with ur solution, it may help others..

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