How to delete Outlook account

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In the past few days you have followed my guide on how to create an Outlook account and all satisfied with it you have therefore started using your new e-mail address. With the passing of the days, however, you realized that you did not actually need an additional email address and therefore tried to underste how to do it in order to eliminare account Outlook. If you are here right now and are reading this guide, it is however quite clear that unfortunately you have not yet succeeded in your intent. If things are really like this, however, you have no reason to worry… I can in fact explain to you, step by step, how to do to succeed "in the enterprise".




Before you can get scared and think about who knows what complicated operation you need to perform, I want to specify right away that deleting Outlook account is not complicated at all, you have to believe me. It is in fact a very easy procedure to carry out and for the completion of which only a few minutes of free time are required e, of course, a minimum of concentration. Nothing else.

So if you are really willing to find out what you need to do to delete your Outlook account, I suggest you get comfortable and carefully read the instructions I am about to give you. I am sure that in the end you will succeed in your intent and that at the first good opportunity you will also be willing to explain to your friends in need of receiving the same help how to do it. Are you ready? Yes? Great, then let's ban the chatter and immediately start getting busy.

Before explaining how to delete Outlook account, however, it is good that you take one thing into account. An Outlook account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to access the Redmond home email service but also to other Microsoft-breed services, such as OneDrive, Windows Phone and Xbox Live. An Outlook account therefore coincides with a Microsoft account. Consequently, deleting an Outlook account is equivalent to deleting a Microsoft account. Please, keep it cone.


What to do before deleting Outlook account

Before completing the procedure by which to delete Outlook account, I suggest you perform some simple but very important operations.

For starters, check that there are no active subscription services on your account. In the case of active services, deleting your Outlook account could in fact run the risk that you will be charged for something you will no longer use.

To check that there are no active services on your account, click here and press the blue button Log in in order to connect to the subscription management panel and make sure that no subscriptions are indicated. If there are any subscriptions, remove them by clicking on the appropriate option.


I also invite you to pay particular attention to the presence of any balances relating to Microsoft or Xbox gift cards that may be active on your account.

In case you have some balance referring to gift cards, I suggest you use it first to delete your Outlook account. By not doing this, the balance obtained through gift cards would inevitably be lost when the account is closed.


Also, if you have used your account to send and receive e-mails up to now, please note that before deleting it, you may find it useful to download a copy of the contacts you have on Outlook.com. If you don't know how to do it, read my guide on how to export the Outlook address book to find out all the steps to take.


Also keep in mind that if it is your intention to delete Outlook account because you no longer like the name you have chosen (to be clear, the part that comes before the @) you can also cope with this by creating aliases, that is to say secondary e-mail addresses which, however, refer to the main address.

Aliases keep the same inbox and contacts as the primary address. Using an Outlook alias can be very useful for differentiating correspondence without actually creating another email address.

If you are interested in creating an alias, press on the item Your info located at the top of the blue bar attached to the Microsoft account control web page which you can access by clicking here and logging in with your details. Then click on the item Manage how you log into Microsoft.


Next, verify your identity by typing your password or security code or, if you haven't done so yet, indicate which method you intend to use to further secure your account.

Finally, press on the voice Add email annexed to the section Alias dell’account and fill out the form displayed on the screen by typing the e-mail address you want to use as an alias.

From the drop-down menu located on the side you can choose whether to end your alias with @ Outlook.com. Finally, click on the button Add alias.

What to do to delete Outlook account

At this point I would say that you are finally ready to take the real action. The first move you need to make to delete your Outlook account is to connect to the Microsoft account management panel by clicking here and log in using your Outlook address as your username and the password you chose when you created the password. account. After entering the required data, click on the button Log in.

Now click on the item Security and privacy which is located at the top right and then presses on the item Other security settings che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della sezione Account security nella nuova page visualizzata.

Please note: In the event that you are asked, complete the procedure for verifying your identity by requesting a security code by e-mail or SMS, then click on Submit the code e enter the code you received via e-mail or as a message on your mobile phone in the appropriate field that is shown on the screen. Then press the button Send.

Scroll to the bottom of the new screen that is shown to you, locate the section Close your account e then click on the item Close your account.

Finally, click on the button NEXT, then put the check mark next to all the options that are shown to you (Outlook.com, Hotmail e OneDrive will no longer be accessibleContent may not work as expected etc.), indicates the reason for which you have decided to close the account using the appropriate drop-down menu at the bottom and then click first on the button Mark e then end to complete the procedure.

At this point you can finally say you are satisfied: you have managed to complete and successfully all the procedure by which to delete Outlook account. I can not help but give you my compliments!

What to do to cancel the procedure to delete Outlook account

Keep in mind that if you change your mind in the future and want to cancel the procedure by which to delete your Outlook account, you can retrace your steps without problems.

In fact, taking this eventuality into account, the Microsoft team allows you to recover the deleted account within 60 days from the execution of the closing procedure of the same. During that time, the account is marked for closure but actually still exists.

In order to reopen the deleted Outlook account you will need to be able to prove that you are using your current account security info.

To do this, all you have to do is connect to your account on Outlook.com or from any other company website and click on the button Continue, I want to reopen the account. Subsequently you will have to verify the identity by accepting the receipt of the security code by e-mail or by SMS and to conclude you will have to press the button end.



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