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How to Delete a Hotmail Account

Hotmail is a free email provider owned by Microsoft. It is now operated under the Windows Live moniker, so Hotmail accounts are now Windows Live Hotmail accounts. You can use your Windows Live account login to access your Hotmail account and other Windows Live properties, like Windows Messenger and Xbox Live.

Deleting My Account: Step By Step

If you choose to delete your Hotmail account, you can do so by using the following steps:

We found an extremely brief description of how to close a Hotmail account and a Windows Live account at

, but there is no information listed about how to restore accounts if deleted accidently.

Privacy Policy Fine Print

The Hotmail privacy policy located at

is the same privacy policy that covers all Microsoft applications. According to the privacy policy, Hotmail collects personal information such as name and birth date. The company also uses cookies to create a more personalized browsing and email environment with relevant ads based on previous searches and Internet behaviors. You can change how information is collected in terms of ad display by visiting the Display of Advertising page at


Is There a Cancellation Fee?

There is no cancellation fee when you delete your Hotmail account. However, if there are paid services linked to your Hotmail account you will continue to be charged for those services. For instance, if you created a Paypal account with your Hotmail address and signed up for a paid online service, you will still be charged for that service after you delete your Hotmail account.

Can I Get Help From Hotmail?

The Microsoft Answers service at

is the best option for getting help to delete your Hotmail account. You can search Delete Hotmail or simple Hotmail to find out more.

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