I have removed my hotmail account accidentally, how can i restore this?

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I accidentally (Saturday 5/4/2024) deleted my hotmail account and am desperately looking for a way to get it back, preferably with content.

 

It went as follows:

In account settings, > your details > Manage your email address or phone number for login > I initially added my business email address under account aliases

Next, I set my business address as the primary alias.

Then I deleted my email, not knowing that it would mean deleting my account completely.

I can't log in to my hotmail account anymore.

 

Please can you help me to restore my email account

4 Replies

Hi @dghuman,

to try to regain access to your account, you can try to use the Recovery Form: 

Microsoft provides a recovery form that you can fill out to verify your identity and regain access to your account. Here is how to use it:

    • Go to the Microsoft account recovery page: https://account.live.com/acsr
    • Enter your Hotmail email address that you are trying to recover.
    • Provide an alternate email address where Microsoft can contact you about your case.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions and provide as much information as possible. This may include recent passwords, subject lines of recent emails, and other account details.
    • After submitting the form, Microsoft will review your information and respond to the alternate email address you provided with instructions to recover your account.


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@LeonPavesic Thank you so much for giving the tips. I did try to fill out the form it gave me error message (The Microsoft account you've entered does not exist.). seems like they permanently deleted that account, I don't know how they can do that. I have that email last 35 years and has all my all info, history data.  Thanks again for you time for replying to this message.

Hi @dghuman,

thanks for the update.

As you mentioned that you deleted the account on 4th of May 2024, your account should not be deleted forever.

I recommend you to contact the Microsoft Support directly: https://support.microsoft.com

 



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@LeonPavesic I have the same problem but I can not reach microsoft support , there in no email for support and also no live chat