Hotmail or Outlook also contains some downside. You may get disappointed with their services or other things. If you don’t want to use your Hotmail account anymore, it’s better to leave it. But remember, by not using Hotmail account is not means that your Hotmail account is deleted. Unless you don’t use your Hotmail account for up to 1 year(365 days). But it tough to don’t get logged into your Hotmail. So, the final way to close your Hotmail account is to use the deletion process. Here we will explain the full process of how to delete Hotmail account(2018).
Before Deleting Your Hotmail Account Permanently
Here are some things you should know before deleting your Microsoft/Hotmail/Outlook account permanently,
- You should unsubscribe from Microsoft billing services
- Your all Skype Credit will get deleted with your Hotmail account.
- All account balance (Microsoft, Xbox gift card) will also get erased (If there any).
- All your OneDrive data that is currently linked to your Hotmail account, will get deleted.
How to Delete Hotmail Account Permanently on Computer
If you want to delete your Hotmail account then you can use this process on your internet connection smart device.
Step 1: At the beginning, open your internet browser then just log into your Hotmail account.
Step 2: Then you have to go here: https://account.live.com/closeaccount.aspx
Step 3: Now, you have to verify your identity to Microsoft. Here Microsoft will send you a security code to your Email or phone. Just enter the send code and follow the next step.
Step 4: Here’s a new trick from Microsoft to keep you away from your decision. Don’t get trapped, just click on No Thanks option.
Step 5: Read the suggestion and click Next. Here Microsoft will provide you some guideline that should be followed by deleting any Microsoft(Hotmail) account.
Step 6: Check all boxes to make sure that your Hotmail account will get deleted permanently.
Step 7: Chose any reason to close Hotmail account and click ‘Mark account for closure’. If you can’t find your reason then select, ‘My reason isn’t listed’.
Step 8: Now you will see the permanent closing date of your Hotmail account. Note it down and press ‘Done’ button.
How to Delete Hotmail Account Permanently on Mobile Phone
You can also use the same process on your smart mobile device, that was used for computer devices. Just connect the internet open the web browser of your mobile device and follow that were mentioned in ‘Delete Hotmail Account Permanently using Computer Device’ section earlier.
How to Cancel Deletion of Your Hotmail Account
To cancel deletion of your Hotmail account, just directly log into Hotmail account. You have to get log into your Hotmail account before the closing date(60 days). Generally, Hotmail account gets permanently deleted after 60 days of completing account deletion process.
The Bottom Line
Things to remember,
👉 Your Hotmail account will get deleted from your other linked accounts(Facebook, Twitter etc).
👉 You won’t be able to use that Hotmail account to use another service from Microsoft(Office 365, OneDrive etc).
👉 Your all balance and credit will get deleted.
👉 All email and contact, data and other linked information get deleted permanently after 60 days.
👉 Once, your Hotmail account gets deleted permanently, your username can be taken by other users.
👉 All emails that were sent to your Hotmail account, will get back to the senders with an error message.
That’s what we can say about, how to delete Hotmail account permanently. However, you can’t use your Hotmail mobile application to delete your Hotmail account. You must use a web browser to on your mobile device. As an alternative, You can also use other email services to transfer your all information and use it as an alternative to Hotmail.
Recommended email services: Yahoo Mail, Verizon Email, Mail.com,