Question: How do I activate my old Hotmail account?

Can you reactivate an old Hotmail account?

After 5 years of inactivity, your Microsoft account will be deleted and cannot be recovered. If your account was marked inactive it would not exist. Accounts that have been removed have a 60 day waiting period before the address is again available.

What happens to unused Outlook email accounts?

If you failed to log on for 30 days, Microsoft deleted your email and contacts, but did not delete the account. If you logged on within 90 days, you could retrieve your account — and your email address — but not your email. After 90 days, Microsoft deleted the account and eventually recycled the address.

How long does an Outlook email account stay active?

To keep your Outlook.com account active you must sign in to the account at least once every 365 days. After 365 days of inactivity, your email will be deleted and cannot be recovered. After 5 years of inactivity, your Microsoft account will be deleted and cannot be recovered.

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