One of the most popular email services used to be Hotmail. This platform had quite a rocky past from being the most popular to being changed to Outlook. Because Hotmail’s popularity has faded we think it’s safe to say that most users have switched to other email platforms. Gladly, Microsoft allows users to permanently delete their Outlook account. While this might sound like a complicated process, it’s not. With that being said, today we’re going to present readers with a guide on how to get rid of their old email account once and forever.
Before anything else, we should mention that this process will also delete all the content users might have in their OneDrive. This why we advise users to first check their downloaded attachment partition in OneDrive and make sure they aren’t deleting any important pictures or files. Also, all the OneDrive content will be deleted after 60 days. This means that users have quite enough time to select what pictures or files they might want to save. You never know what might be lost in the deleting process, maybe a family photo or an important document file.
First off, users will be required to access the Microsoft Account Service. This option was previously known as the Microsoft Passport Network. While there, users need to log in with the id and password of the account they wish to delete. The feature will automatically provide users with step by step instructions on how to delete their account.
As previously mentioned, Microsoft announced that it’s going to wait 60 days before it deletes all the content from the OneDrive that’s attached to the email account. During that period, users should know that if they decide to log in with their account the deletion of the account will be canceled.
Nonetheless, it’s great seeing that Microsoft is paying attention to small details such as this. Especially since users might want to use that email id on a different platform such as Gmail or other popular email platforms. Additionally, who wants to be spammed with emails from old websites they used to visit.