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Delete or Deactivate Hotmail Account Permanently In 7 Steps

People change email service providers all the time due to various reasons. Sometimes the features for other mail companies might be appealing for a switch. There are times where you think about disconnecting from the internet world and searching for peace within yourself. No matter the reasons, you will need to delete all of your data from the website to have a clean slate. Hotmail has introduced numerous changes since early 2018. So, you might be thinking of moving to another email service provider like Yahoo or Gmail. Below is the simple and fast guide to permanently deleting your Hotmail account.

Deleting Deactivate Hotmail Account Permanently in 7 steps
You can easily delete your Hotmail account by going through the account closing portal below. Hotmail does not immediately delete your account for security reasons. It will take about 60 days for Hotmail to permanently delete your account. So, you can access the email for the next 60 days if needed.

Step 1.
Go to the account deletion page by clicking here.

A login page will appear if you have not already logged in to your account. It is better to manually login because there might be chances that you delete the wrong account.

Enter the hotmail email address that you want to delete and click next. Then, Enter the password and click on the Sign in button.

Step 2
Now Hotmail will ask you to verify your identity. If you have entered your phone number or a secondary email while creating your account, Hotmail will ask you to enter a code sent to either the phone number or the email address. We have selected the email address option for ease. The following steps are the same for both options.

Click on, the option that you deem suitable.

Step 3
To make sure that the secondary account is yours. Hotmail will ask you to enter the hidden email address in a box as shown below. If you have already gone through these steps previously, you can click on the I have a code button and directly go to the code verification page.

After you have entered the hidden email. Click on the Send code button to begin the verification process.

Step 4
Now open another tab and login to the secondary email if needed.( It is best to open an incognito tab by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N or by manually going to the browser menu and selecting the new incognito window option). Enter the code that you have received on the box.

Just in case the verification process fails midway, tick on the don’t ask for code option just below the code box. Then, click on Verify.

Step 5
Hotmail might nag you with some offers that you might not need after this process. As you are deleting the account, it is better to skip on all of the promotional offers that Hotmail shows you like shown below.

Now Hotmail will take you to the account deletion page. This option might not come up for all of the users, so please read the dialog boxes before proceeding.

Step 6
Now, properly read all of the conditions before you delete your account. Because there might be times where you might forget some things. So, it is better to be safe than sorry.

After you have read the conditions. Click on Next to proceed to the final step to deleting your Hotmail Account.

Step 7
Hotmail will now ask you to manually tick on all of the things that you will or might lose after deleting the account. So please do take your time while completing this form. This is the final step, so please read and consider all of the terms and conditions.

Finally, select a reason for the closure of your account. You can find multiple answers on the drop down menu by clicking on the small arrows as shown by the red arrow. After all of the process is done, Click on the Mark account for closure button. You may also Cancel the deletion process now if needed. Hotmail will now show you that the process has been completed by sending you the message as shown below.
Hotmail will also show you the date on which your account will be permanently closed and will not be recoverable. If you want further info on this topic. click here to go to the official Hotmail page. Feel free to comment below to let us know about any issues or questions regarding this topic so we can help you solve your problems. If you are moving on to another Hotmail account, click here*our creation link* to go to our easy guide for Hotmail account creation.

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