How to Delete/Cancle Outlook.com Account?

It’s been almost one month that Microsoft released the Outlook.com email service to the public. Great buzz was there about it and it indeed deserves so. Many new features are added in this email service so as to give tough competition to well-renowned email services like Gmail, Yahoo Mail.

Intuitive interface, better access to features, speed and almost 30 percent more emails’ view on single page as compared to other email services, are some of its eye-catching features. This make all people (including me) to join this new email service.

Well, I am not here to discuss about its features. As all new services are not welcomed by everyone, similar is the case with this one. Many people are there who want to delete their Outlook.com account.

Well, whatever the reason is, if you are also among such people, then this post is going to be very helpful for you as I am going to write down the step by step tutorial to delete your Outlook.com account. Deleting your Outlook.com is very simple and it will become even more simple after going through this tutorial. So here we go.

Delete Outlook.com Account

How to Cancel Outlook.com Account Instantly ?

  • First of all, point your browser to Outlook.com.
  • Login using your username and password.
  • While in your Outlook.com account, hover your mouse to the top right of screen.
  • Click on your ‘Name’ (that you used during signup) there. (if you used the name ‘abc’, then you can find the same there)
  • Clicking on it will open a drop down menu.
  • From the options out there in the drop down menu, click ‘Account Settings’.
  • This will open up a new page.
  • Just take a look at the bottom of this page, you can find the ‘Close Account’ option there, with link to another page.
  • Click on it and wait for the new page to load.
  • It’s like a warning page to make you aware from the changes that will happen , if you delete your Outlook.com account.
  • Read it out and enter your password to proceed further with the deletion process.
  • If you have activated Hotmail account, then you need to deactivate that one first.
  • So finally, click on ‘Close Account’ to complete the process.

That’s it.

Your ‘Do It Yourself’ part is done. Well, the account is not yet deleted permanently. The rest work will be done by Outlook.com and it will take 270 days to complete the process. Till then, if you sign in to your account, then it will get reactivated. So stay away from your account for that much time in order to delete the account.

So if you have some privacy issues or you scare of using this service then why to wait long, just cancel the account and be relax! There is nothing advanced for doing this and anyone can accomplish this task easily.

I hope you found the tutorial simple and easy to follow. Although the process is simple, but if any problem occurs in-between, then do let us know about it by your comments in the comment section below.

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