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My hotmail account still works.
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nope the days of me using outlook as an email client were over in like 2003 lol i believe i just hadnt logged onto my account for a while and hotmail wiped it i believe

I didn't log in to my hotmail account for a few years and its still there... albeit with a ton of spam and crap in it. My problem with hotmail is that I somehow cannot delete the account. There is an option for deleting it but it was linked to an xbox live account that is no longer active and it tells me that i must remove billing information even though i already did. Anyhow... I don't think that hotmail would just delete your email because you didn't use it for awhile. Like i said it was a LONG time between me logging into my own account and everything is still there.
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nope i have 3 accounts and both my other ones are fine..

this one is wiped i was not hacked or anything out of the ordinary its super weird..
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As you well know, hotmail is no longer. Microsoft has forced everyone over to Outlook.com.
If you have a hotmail.com email account, it will still work as Hotmail. I have three of them that I've used for more than a decade, and I still use the hotmail.com domain on them because that's what they've always used. You have the option use either Hotmail or Outlook as the domain name, and Microsoft said before the transition that this would be the case.

Unless a Hotmail/Outlook user doesn't log into the account for several months (I forget how many), emails should not be wiped out.
     
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post #15 of 22
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I didn't log in to my hotmail account for a few years and its still there... albeit with a ton of spam and crap in it. My problem with hotmail is that I somehow cannot delete the account. There is an option for deleting it but it was linked to an xbox live account that is no longer active and it tells me that i must remove billing information even though i already did. Anyhow... I don't think that hotmail would just delete your email because you didn't use it for awhile. Like i said it was a LONG time between me logging into my own account and everything is still there.

You got very lucky then! I do know that Microsoft does close emails after not being logged into for like 6 months.
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As you well know, hotmail is no longer. Microsoft has forced everyone over to Outlook.com.
If you have a hotmail.com email account, it will still work as Hotmail. I have three of them that I've used for more than a decade, and I still use the hotmail.com domain on them because that's what they've always used. You have the option use either Hotmail or Outlook as the domain name, and Microsoft said before the transition that this would be the case.

Unless a Hotmail/Outlook user doesn't log into the account for several months (I forget how many), emails should not be wiped out.

I guess I need to explain the obvious here. To, jsc1973, I never said that if one had an email address with "joeblow@hotmail.com" that it would be automatically changed to something like "jowblow@outlook.com". I can understand why you thought I said that, but that simply isn't the case.

I am well aware that people who had hotmail email addresses are still currently valid. But REGARDLESS of whether you have an msn or hotmail domain as your email address, you still have to log into the Outlook web-based site. (alternatively, one could always configure an email client instead of logging into the web based portal). As proof to show you what I am talking about, punch in www.hotmail.com (or simply hotmail.com) into your browser and see what happens. You will get redirected to Outlook.com. (or more accurately, live.com) THAT is what I was primarily referring to in my post.

Edited to clarify further:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1470897/hotmail-screwing-people#post_21878197
Edited by DaChosenOne - 3/6/14 at 9:25am
post #17 of 22
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You got very lucky then! I do know that Microsoft does close emails after not being logged into for like 6 months.

Exactly. As for the people claiming that they can still log into their old account and claim that emails are not deleted (or accounts deactivated), that simply isn't true. Microsoft will indeed deactivate your account (just like Yahoo does) if you do not log in or use your email address for a while. I do not know of the exact cut off time, but I have to agree that 6 months seems to be the norm. I've had a couple of accounts that got automatically deactivated by Microsoft because I didn't use it for a while.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oemail-ofolders/where-have-all-my-emails-gone-since-hotmail/fcc6d8cb-09d8-4ac8-814b-5d68b67a8e8c
Edited by DaChosenOne - 3/6/14 at 7:44am
post #18 of 22
Just to be clear, I am still able to access my @hotmail.com account through live.com.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by DaChosenOne View Post

Exactly. As for the people claiming that they can still log into their old account and claim that emails are not deleted (or accounts deactivated), that simply isn't true. Microsoft will indeed deactivate your account (just like Yahoo does) if you do not log in or use your email address for a while. I do not know of the exact cut off time, but I have to agree that 6 months seems to be the norm. I've had a couple of accounts that got automatically deactivated by Microsoft because I didn't use it for a while.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oemail-ofolders/where-have-all-my-emails-gone-since-hotmail/fcc6d8cb-09d8-4ac8-814b-5d68b67a8e8c

This is true about Microsoft deactivating accounts, but its not 6 months, its more like a couple years. I know from personal experience on this very subject, because the hotmail team would send warnings to my very first email account quite often saying that it would be deactivated soon if something wasn't done about it. I have had my Hotmail account for 16 years smile.gif
    
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16? Really? I don't think so... you may be have a MSN account that is that old...
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