How to Close a Hotmail Account

Hotmail is a free (i.e. advertiser supported) web based e-mail system that Microsoft Corporation provides.

Those who no longer use their Hotmail account can delete it so that people who send them e-mail will receive messages telling them that the Hotmail e-mail address is no longer valid.

How to Close a Hotmail Account

  • Log into the Microsoft Hotmail account.
  • Go to the Microsoft Hotmail Close your MSN account page.
  • Select Close my MSN account and delete my credentials.
  • Press Close

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  • marjeta

    pls aomeone  stole my hotmail acount how can i cancel it

  • Shkumbin

    I have forgotten my email account open at my computer at home the entire night. The next morining when I tried to send emails I got a reply saying your email account is temporarily blocked so the verification of the account ,via code sent to a phone number within EU is needed. I tried ths but it still does not work, I can not reactivate my account. How do I get ridd off this temporarily blocked status and continue using my email account. I need this email account because many people have it and they send me emails to it.

    CAN ANY ONE PLEASE HELP ME I WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFULL, GOD BLESS YOU

    • memenode

      Is this a hotmail account? I never heard of hotmail having this kind of verification method. Did you try calling or emailing them (from a different address) about the issue?

  • K

    How do I cancel or close my hotmail account without signing in? I forgot my password temporarily but was not able to give the Windows Live Account Recovery team enough information for them to “prove” that this is indeed my account (I tried twice), so they blocked my access.

    I tried to jump through all their hoops, and when that didn’t work, I tried to contact them personally by phone, “live chat” or email. But the Microsoft website says that those do not deal with hotmail problems. So I gave up in disgust and now have a brand new Yahoo account and want to close or cancel my hotmail account.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    K

  • halo

    i cant sign into my email and i totally forogt my email or alterante pass or my secret question sum 1 help em delet it ther eis utmhign there tht i dont want any1 to c or u can jst tell em hw to ge tit bck is it even possible????

    • Marlon Franco

      If this is the case, i guess your best bet is to contact hotmail support.

  • keith

    i open an emailin my hotmail account and it starts to open then suddenly goes back to the inbox. why?

  • sobia

    I want to close and block my email id “soyas_life@hotmail.com” forever because i dont want to use it and i wish no can one use it in future.
    thanx

  • Dave

    How do I close my E-mail account?it didn\t I tried and when I clicked on close account it took me to another page. I wasn’t able to close.

    Thanks Dave

  • david

    pls help. i able to login to my hotmail account but i just can’t able to read my message at my inbox or click to go to other folders.
    i just can’t do anything .

    • Ian

      Hello David, I have just come off the phone after 8 hours with techie staff at Virgin, a paid for at £6 per month service. Identical problem to you. It was caused by a a Trojan on the sign-on page, a particularly nasty malware which meant I’ve had to abandon my two Hotmail accounts and move them across to my AOL A/c. So in keeping with other recommendations I am just abandoning the accounts and they will be closed down through non-use after 30 days. I have a note of all my favourites and folders so just a lot of paperwork. I hope this helps you. The more you try, the greater the risk of transferring any trojan/malware to clean accounts.

  • SL

    I have tried repeatedly to close my hacked hotmail account. The person who has taken over my account has access to personal info and has been sending my contacts fraudulent claims for money. Since this is not a paid email account, I was told by Microsoft that there is no support and to close my account will cost me 139.99. The password recovery has still not responded to me anad it has been a week. Please someone help me close this account since I cannot get a password to reset link.

  • heatehr

    i need to urgently close my hotmail account as someone else
    is using it