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deleting hotmail account - can someone else use that email eventually in the future?

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deleting hotmail account - can someone else use that email eventually in the future?

i started using the internet back in 2000 and i have some email addresses i no longer use and found out i could delete the account...

Question: does Hotmail restrict others from using that email name after deletion or can someone scoop it up

...and say i forgot i had that email attached to an amazon account or some other site that person basically now has control of whatever site was attached to that email
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Why do you want to delete the account?

Leave them active and forward all your emails to your current account.

If you do decide to delete it, I believe Hotmail will not let anyone claim that account for at least 6 months.
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Gee wrote: Why do you want to delete the account?

Leave them active and forward all your emails to your current account.

If you do decide to delete it, I believe Hotmail will not let anyone claim that account for at least 6 months.

6 months...so there is a possibility then for someone to scoop it up :(

i want to delete the ones i dont use to stay organized (Or feel like i'm more organized)

i could forward the emails but i have 3 on hotmail, 2 on gmail, 2 on yahoo and not all forward to other hosts
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DiploDocus wrote: 6 months...so there is a possibility then for someone to scoop it up :(

i want to delete the ones i dont use to stay organized (Or feel like i'm more organized)

i could forward the emails but i have 3 on hotmail, 2 on gmail, 2 on yahoo and not all forward to other hosts

I believe they all allow you to forward.

Leave it for a year and make sure everyone knows your new email.

This will give you time to update all your forum accounts etc.

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