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How to delete your Hotmail account

Quick Link:

Visit Hotmail’s close your account page, and click “close account” to confirm. All your messages will be deleted immediately.

Oops! I deleted it! How can I get my account back?

Though your messages are all deleted immediately, you still have 270 days to reactivate your account. Simply login with your email/password, and your account will be reactivated. After 270 days, your email address is free for anyone to grab.