In recent years, Microsoft has centralized the Outlook, Live, Hotmail, and MSN email clients. It has, therefore, also centralized and streamlined the process of deleting one of them. The procedure is simple, but before you start you should keep in mind that your email messages as well as the files and photos you have in OneDrive will be completely deleted after a 60-day waiting period. Continue reading to find out how to do so.
To delete your MSN or Hotmail account, you will need to delete your entire Microsoft email account.
To begin the process, head to Microsoft's Close Account page.
When you arrive at the page, you will be prompted to sign into your account. You should do so, with the account that you wish to delete:
On the next page, you will need to verify your identity by receiving a code at one of the secondary email addresses that you'd previously provided. If you can't access to any of the email addresses, click I don't have any of these and follow the on-screen instructions:
For your protection, the email addresses that are associated with your account are not fully presented on this screen. To verify that you do actually know the full email address, enter it on the page that follows and click Send code:
Read the list of the consequences of deleting your Microsoft account that is displayed, then select the available checkboxes to confirm that you have read each item:
Microsoft will wait 60 days before permanently deleting your account. If you change your mind and want to recover it, you will simply need to log in before the end of that period; your account deletion will be canceled as a result.
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