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Old 8 Jun 2002, 03:11 PM   #1
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Is there a way to close a hotmail account immediately?

I need to close my old hotmail account but scared to just let it go for one month (I know that it can't roam around on it's own ) since I am scared of missing some messages. I don't mind if they get bounced back since the sender will hen know and can contact me through another way. What I am worried is about missing a message without the sender knowing that it was never received by me at all.
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Old 8 Jun 2002, 03:49 PM   #2
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/20106.html
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Old 8 Jun 2002, 04:04 PM   #3
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/20106.html
Looks like a nice way of getting revenge on a enemy.

I don't like to try it on my own account in case it goes against me. I want the sender to my email address to get a message saying that it is closed or inactive. Not sure what type of message will go if it closed by hotmail thinking that I am a spammer.
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Old 9 Jun 2002, 01:37 AM   #4
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If you email to yourseft 2Mb of small emails, it will clog your box and the following email will be returned to sender. This is my understanding.
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Old 9 Jun 2002, 07:06 AM   #5
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If you email to yourseft 2Mb of small emails, it will clog your box and the following email will be returned to sender. This is my understanding.
I was thinking of that too. I was just wondering whether they have an option like Yahoo has. I guess I could also email them asking them to close it immediately but sometimes they may not as a policy. The other thing is they have something called a 'Janitor' system that deletes old messages to accomodate new ones if the mailbox exceeds 2MB but just exactly 2MB might do the trick.
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Old 9 Jun 2002, 06:56 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Account closed successfully

Hotmail now has an option to close the account immediately just like Yahoo without having to wait for 30 days without loging for it to become inactive. I closed my old account successfuly.

Just go to 'Help' and do a search for 'Close Account'. You will then see a link for it in the text that follows.
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Old 10 Jun 2002, 01:00 AM   #7
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One more interesting article in The Inquirer:

http://www.theinquirer.net/06060209.htm
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Old 10 Jun 2002, 07:33 AM   #8
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Hotmail has reduced the number of days for accounts to be closed for inactivity for 30 days now and they are providing an easy way for hotmail users to close their accounts immediately.

Hotmail seems to be going ahead with a campaign to reduce its number of existing free users. Very interesting.
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Old 11 Jun 2002, 06:16 AM   #9
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In my (tertiary!) Hotmail account, I today received the HotMail Extra Storage spam:

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A few pence a day, a lot more space
Appropriately, I read the above at first glance as "...a lot more spam", which is indeed another way to look at it...
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Old 11 Jun 2002, 07:10 AM   #10
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In my (tertiary!) Hotmail account, I today received the HotMail Extra Storage spam
Hotmail sents a weekly newsletter which contains other advertisements according to its terms and conditions for offering the free email service to which you explicitely agree when you open the account and therefore it cannot be considered as spam. 'spam' is defined as any unauthorized email without your consent.

If you simply close your free hotmail account then you will not receive it any longer. It is only sent to is members.

Just click on 'Help' and do a search for "Close account' to find out how to close your account immediately.
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Old 11 Jun 2002, 07:45 PM   #11
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Three step process:

1) Email me using your hotmail account
2) Tell me to "punch myself in the @#$%s"
3) I report you to Hotmail as a TOS violation

Click Here for detals.
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